Life generally doesn’t hand out second chances, but now and again, something miraculous happens. Bambi missed her opportunity at finding sanctuary seven years ago, but her second chance has come around, and you can help bring her home. DONATE NOW
Bambi is a 58-year old elephant who deserves to live out the rest of her life knowing choice, nature, individualized care, and compatible herd members. We are thrilled that we will be able to offer this to her, with your help. The first time we met Bambi, she was at a temporary facility after being confiscated. They asked if we could take her, but at the time, a sanctuary in Brazil was still a dream. Unable to wait (it would take 3 years for ESB to come to fruition), Bambi was sent to another zoo, and that is where she has lived ever since.
For over six years, Bambi alternated outdoor space with another Asian elephant, Maison. Because they did not get along, they could not share space. This meant almost 20 hours a day inside a concrete stall for each of them. During this time, Bambi’s body condition declined, she lost significant weight and muscle mass, lost vision in one eye, and began to look defeated. An advocacy group filed a complaint on behalf of Bambi and asked that she be sent to a sanctuary. Since that process began, the zoo divided the outdoor space in half with an electric fence to allow both elephants to be outside. It took the zoo more than 5 years to erect this simple, inexpensive fence. While it is not a solution, it is certainly an improvement to 20 hours a day on concrete. Last week, a judge ruled on Bambi’s case, citing she should be moved to Elephant Sanctuary Brazil.
Our teams in the US and Brazil have jumped into action, and plans are being finalized. Please stay tuned for more updates and, please visit her page, learn more about her, and donate to give her a life of sanctuary. Every single dollar brings her closer to home. To donate or learn more, please go to her page here → If you are unable to donate, please share, comment, and love our posts so that others can be reached and be part of rescuing Bambi. We are so grateful for all of your support and look forward to sharing another beautiful soul who will be joining the herd.
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