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Guillermina and Maia Visit Bambi During Treatment

Elephant Bambi snacking in front of a treeAfter breakfast, Scott was performing Bambi’s treatments at the annex and, as often occurs, Guillermina decided to come over to watch. She was being very respectful and not trying to insert herself into the treatment process, as she has occasionally done in the past; she gets reward treats when she’s patient, versus when she interrupts Bambi’s session.

About halfway through the treatment, Maia also decided to join them from the opposite direction. So, she and Guille made a bit of a Bambi sandwich. Maia had just gone to a pile of hay nearby that hadn’t been finished at breakfast, and she was being very soft and sweet. Neither elephant was pushy about wanting to get anything of Bambi’s. 

Scott was able to complete all of Bambi’s treatments and then the three girls stayed together, each of them getting a few treats as a reward for good behavior. You don’t want to deter them from coming over and spending time with Bambi if that’s what they wish to do, but you also have to make sure that Bambi gets all of the essentials finished before the others start trying to get in the middle of things.

Photo of Bambi snacking in front of a tree

Comments(5)

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    Beji says

    Well, I hope I never see a Bambi sandwich on the menu at Subway…. Bambi sandwich is pretty 🤣 funny, tho…Bambi sammy

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    Nishant says

    Beautiful post; thanks for sharing

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      Sara says

      Thank you

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    Heather Parsons says

    Guille is slowly learning the nuances of herd life and I’m thrilled each time I read that she has successfully negotiated another social encounter. Of course, we know just how intelligent elephants are and how they respond to treats ( not unlike Labradors) but they are deep thinkers.

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    Sheila says

    A very sweet gesture by💝 MAIA AND💝 GUILLIE. TO BAMB💝!! This trio seems to spend time together. Iam sure happy Maia and Guillie spend alot of time together as both ladies lost loved ones in sanctuary😭. I WONDER IF BAMBI HAS FORGIVEN MARA💝 YET FOR DISSING HER A FEW WKS AGO? ABD IF TGEY ARE FRIENDLY AGAIN?

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