Hot Days. Cool Nights.

Lady and Bambi

It’s still sweltering here, and none of the elephants seem very motivated to do much of anything during the day, aside from bathing and napping. They are generally much more active at night when things cool off significantly.

Yesterday morning, after a day and a half with Rana and Mara, Maia was back in Yard 5, near the common fence shared with Yard 1. Bambi spent much of the day in Yard 1. The two spent a lot of time close, but we didn’t see touching. They seem outwardly interested in each other.

Lady is still observing Bambi through the fence. Those two don’t seem as outwardly interested in each other as Bambi and Maia are. Nevertheless, we know Lady is intrigued by the new arrival because we will see her walk away and then return to check out Bambi. She is staying at a “Lady Distance,” and periodically napping in the shade between bouts of observing Bambi. Bambi seems content watching Lady back from a distance.

Mara and Rana still seem very settled at the pond in Yard 4. At this point, we wonder if they will still stay there until the rains come. If they do, Bambi may have a long wait to meet those two, as there is still no rain in our forecast.

Photo of Lady in the foreground, watching Bambi through the fence.

October 2, 2020


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    Mona says

    So cute. Thanks for making my day!

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      Barb says

      Always anxious to get news from ESB! Thank you for updates. In my mind’s “eye”, I imagine what the girls are up to. I can just see Lady casually looking toward Bambi.

      • arie says

        That is how it should be while it is hot; quiet and lazy ?❤️

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    Alejandra(Sandy)Enquin says

    Me encanto lo de ” Ladydistance”!!? y saber que Maia y Bambi tienen onda quizas se hagan muy amigas,cuando se encuentre con el duo dinamico Mara& Rana???que emocionante,pero Bambi hermosa que rapido se adapto?Love you Bambi??

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    Wim says

    Staying cool and relaxed is a perfect attitude with hot weather. Must be exciting how the couples will form in the future. Hope the rains will come soon. Stay safe. ?

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    Jinjer says

    Love the updates and love the cute map with the little hearts for sweet Ramba and Guida.

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    JoAnn Merriman Eaton says

    Always good to see your update come up on my computer. Never can tell about that Lady…..good to see her checking Bambi out, all in good time. One of the days we may see Bambi bloobing in the pond!.Thank you so much for keeping us all posted.

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    Sherry says

    The elephants are hot and want to cool off. They love their water and can’t wait until night falls and cool breezes. Stay cool
    you girls and I am thinking of you.❤️

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    Barb says

    Thanks so much for the update. I love to keep up with what is happening with the girls especially Ladybug ?????

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    Sallie says

    Perhaps “The Itchy Scratchy Tree” will finally bring them together! OK, after a dip . . .

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    Debbie Sides says

    It will be interesting when Rana and Mara meet Bambi. Can’t wait to see their reaction.

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    Terry says

    I’m asking the elephant Gods to send RAIN and to turn down the temperature to allow nature to grown and flourish along with all the other living, breathing creatures!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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    Patricia says

    Yes! Cool weather and rain for those adorable girls! And tons of smoochies from me over cool air waves. It’s really such a blessing to love all of you.

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    Rosie P says

    Let’s all do a rain dance!!! I am looking out of my window at a heavy downpour. We have had so much rain over the last few days here in the UK and much more to come. It doesn’t seem fair that we can’t share it! I wish I could pack it up and post it to you so that ellies and humans and all the sanctuary wildlife can enjoy it!! LOL!

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    Carey says

    I really hope that the rains come soon soon for you all.

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