In the cartoon world, Bambi is a beloved deer; here in the ESB world, Bambi is a beloved elephant who has deer friends.
We have found that deer love being near elephants, because they can enjoy the scraps of food that elephants leave behind in the habitat – and in their poop. The species seem to have a mutual respect for one another and the deer don’t really intrude upon the elephants’ space. Deer live all around the property and we see them often. They will occasionally allow us to be near, but they all have internal boundaries that tell them when it’s time to go.
Here, Bambi was eating while Mara was in the chute for dinner, and a small deer spent a few moments snacking next to her before returning home to the woods.