Despite her gradual weight gain, Bambi will take some time to get to a ‘normal’ weight, and is still receiving extra meals. Her last meal of the day is at around 10:00 p.m. Kat was recently driving around Yard 5, looking for Bambi to drop off her late-night hay and snacks. Kat found Bambi along the fence with Yard 4, socializing with Maia. They seemed to be having a sweet moment. When Kat popped up, they both stepped back and put on an air of innocence, as if to say, “We weren’t doing anything!” It was super cute. We gave them both lots of verbal praise and put Bambi’s hay down near to the fence (but out of Maia’s reach) so that the two could continue hanging out once they finished their food. Of course, we then gave Maia a late-night snack as well – we can’t feed one and not the other.
Interestingly, the two were far apart from each other at dinner that day, so it’s sweet that they met up later to have some lovely social time.
We’ve seen the two of them being sweet at the training square in the mornings several times as well – Bambi has begun showing up there around breakfast time. We don’t know if she is showing up for Maia or showing up for breakfast, but, either way, the two have morning interactions. We’ve continued feeding them along the fence somewhat regularly and have seen some evolution since the first day it happened (story here). Bambi seems to be putting forth an effort to walk a little slower, to stay more in line with Maia. Maia is also smelling in the direction of Bambi as they walk side by side as well. The first day they didn’t really acknowledge that the other was there, so it’s nice to see them responding to each other a little more.
One night, after dinner, we found the two of them at the square with Mara and Rana. Bambi was on the Yard 5 side, Maia was on the Yard 4 side, and Rana and Mara were on the Yard 1 side. All four were vocal and seemed to be immersed in their after-dinner conversations.
Photo of a very sleepy Maia.
November 15, 2020