Bambi spent a few days in Yard 5 and decided to head to Yard 1. Mara and Rana were in Yard 2 (which shares a fence with Yard 1). Bambi was walking normally at first, but as soon as she got around the corner, she started zooming as she entered the yard, rumbling loudly.
When Bambi rumbles loudly, she rumbles very loudly. It’s so loud that we can hear her from the office sometimes. If they are audible to humans at that distance, we know the other elephants can hear her rumbles no matter where they are or what they are doing.
As Bambi zoomed into Yard 1, rumbling loudly, Mara headed to the shared fence quickly to meet her. The two started vocalizing, rumbling, and touching. Of course, once they got loud, Rana had to come over to investigate. Bambi, Mara, and Rana had some sweet interactions along the fence. All three still haven’t shared space again, but we consistently observe positive interactions, so we hope to try it again soon.
Not to be left out, Maia, who was in Yard 4, showed up by the shared fence as well. We aren’t sure if she was looking for food or responding to the commotion, but Bambi headed over to see Maia when she arrived. The two briefly socialized along the fence as well.
It was dinner time soon after, and, as usual, Bambi zoomed after the four-wheeler very quickly into yard 5. She chose not to come back by Yard 1 after dinner, so presumably, she was happy to return to exploring after her busy afternoon socializing.
Photo of Bambi.
November 5, 2020