Now that Mara’s appetite is healthier and she is eating nicely at regular mealtimes, we no longer come down late at night for an extra feeding. However, as we’ve mentioned, we do leave her a few evening snack piles throughout the habitat. But it seems that Bambi and Maia are not the only sanctuary animals who have discovered that Mara gets after-dinner food.
George the tapir and a few other critters have learned that there are some “bonus” meals in the yard and that, if they are quick enough, the food could be theirs. On a recent evening, George found a pile of hay and produce left for Mara, but didn’t finish his bit of thievery before Mara and Bambi returned back to pasture from dinner.
Bambi was walking along contentedly, kicking up a bit of dust on the way… when she spotted George. She behaved very well, considering how fun it seems to be for her to chase George – but she still kicked quite a bit of dirt his way and made a little fuss. Bambi gave him a bit of a half-hearted run, but gave up pretty quickly. George seemed unfazed and eventually walked off casually. While this was going on, we saw a fox and a little deer sneaking off behind them all after picking up a few treats for themselves.
Photos of Bambi chasing George and the sly George with his bounty.