Maia and Bambi Relax Under the Trees

There is seemingly no end to the joy that Maia and Bambi bring to sanctuary life these days. Not only do the two elephants clearly enjoy spending time together, but they eat meals together, roam together, and make plenty of vocalizations. 

In this video, Maia (L) and Bambi (R) have found a spot of shade to enjoy some leftover hay from breakfast. Maia often uses her trunk to touch or hug Bambi’s face, and here she’s gently putting her nose up to Bambi’s healing face wound, which she got when she was down on the ground for a few hours. It almost seems as if Maia wants to be able to feel Bambi nearby. There’s no doubt that there’s an authentic love between the two of them.


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    Gillian Gandy says

    It’s beautiful to see the lovely connection between them. They obviously love each other. Maia is so attentive towards Bambi.

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    Jane Whitfield says

    That is amazing , the prolonged tender touch to the face wound – – so loving & intimate that it seems intrusive to be watching .

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    Sharon says

    Love these girls so much. They have such a strong friendship and they deserve it. Scott, as soon as they hear your voice they stop and listen, so lovely to see xxx

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    Charlotte Hansen says

    Here’s another one that I just can’t get enough of! it’s embarrassing how many times I’ve watched it, wishing it lasted longer. So sweet! Thank you, thank you!!

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    Elizabeth says

    What a beautiful friendship! Is there any updates on new elephants coming to sanctuary? Is there any chance Maison (Bambi’s old rival) could come?

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    Terry says

    So very, very sweet!

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    Sherry says

    Love this video and to see the elephants caring for each other and being friends! It is so good knowing what is going on at sanctuary.
    Thank you very much for all who work at sanctuary and keep the elephants happy!
    Love to everyone.

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    Marcia says

    What we’ve always wanted for both of them. 🙂 Beautifully worded story.

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