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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Tammy saysSeptember 1, 2020 at 2:51 pm
This is amazing news cant wait til she makes it home! Once this great news gets out Bambi will have her transportation paid for in short order! Excited to witness another well deserved move thanks everyone for all your hard work getting Bambi ready for her new life to begin at sanctuary becoming a new member of a loving wonderful family ???
EleComposer saysSeptember 2, 2020 at 2:57 pm
Thank you, Tammy, much appreciated. That transport was funded in less than an hour – astounding!! ❤️
Bo saysSeptember 1, 2020 at 3:32 pm
Dear Bambi, the troops are on their way to give you paradise with lovely sisters who can’t wait to pamper, comfort and love you!!
EleComposer saysSeptember 2, 2020 at 2:56 pm
Another first-step-out-of-the-transport moment isn’t too far off!! Thank you, Bo! ❤️
Paula saysSeptember 1, 2020 at 6:05 pm
Aguanta un poco más Bambi, pronto Scott & Kat te rescatarán!
Bambi irás a vivir a un lugar que jamás imaginaste en tu vida, con otros hermosos elefantes y con humanos buenos que te cuidarán, respetarán y amarán toda tu vida ❤
EleComposer saysSeptember 2, 2020 at 2:59 pm
Thank you so much, Paula! Bambi’s second chance at life is around the corner! ❤️
Julie saysSeptember 1, 2020 at 8:36 pm
So so happy for Bambi! Things are looking up, sweet dear. I wish you knew what awaits you, love!
EleComposer saysSeptember 2, 2020 at 2:53 pm
Julie, thank you! Things are finally looking up for her – yes! ❤️
arie saysSeptember 2, 2020 at 1:18 am
what a sad, sad story!
hopefully she ‘ll be at the Sanctuary soon for many, many years to come
EleComposer saysSeptember 2, 2020 at 2:52 pm
Thank you, Arie, we certainly hope so! ❤️
SALLIE saysSeptember 2, 2020 at 2:18 am
dear bambi, you will love, love, love your new home! such great news, and we all cannot wait to get to know you better! a wonderful future is ahead for you, sweet girl!
EleComposer saysSeptember 2, 2020 at 2:52 pm
Thank you, Sallie! The best kind of news isn’t it! ❤️
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