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.
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Bridget Long saysNovember 5, 2020 at 4:34 pm
The skin on her head is looking amazing! I love watching the transformation. <3
Wim saysNovember 5, 2020 at 4:55 pm
So finally a sort of giants meet and greet. So nice for party girl BAMBI. Hope they stick together for some future time. ???
Sue saysNovember 5, 2020 at 4:56 pm
I just can’t get enough of these girls!!!!!! ❤️?❤️?❤️?❤️?❤️?❤️?????
Kelejan saysNovember 5, 2020 at 5:53 pm
This makes me feel so happy for them. Thank you so much for all you do for them in their own time.
John saysNovember 5, 2020 at 6:02 pm
Carey saysNovember 5, 2020 at 6:07 pm
Wonderful. I would love to see Bambi in action! All socialising except for Lady, though surely she is fine doing her own thing… and yes Bridget Doesn’t her skin look better! She must be working hard on it and it must be such a relief for her.
Jillyp saysNovember 5, 2020 at 6:21 pm
Thank you for your wonderful posts, I love reading them. I love how the girls are all interacting and becoming a mini herd, they are so special, I can’t imagine how lucky they must feel that they’ve landed with you in such a beautiful sanctuary with your care and understanding. I think lots about Lady too but know from what you’ve said she is quite happy with her own company lots of the time as she heals. The photo is lovely and Bambi is looking very healthy and happy – perhaps all that zooming helps. Is the sanctuary land hilly, it looks high up. Bless you all, you’re amazing ?????✨
Beji saysNovember 5, 2020 at 6:42 pm
Wow. After a crummy day, I am so thankful to hear that all is well with the girls. I actually think about them through out the day and say a little elephant prayer for them. I think that I may have some elephant DNA. God, I hope so!
Bonnie saysNovember 5, 2020 at 6:47 pm
“Busy afternoon socializing”. !!!!!!!!
I loved that comment!
FRANCINE FORD saysNovember 5, 2020 at 7:53 pm
The Golden Girls reunite on the fencelines, just like ladies gossiping, I can only guess at what they’re thinking & saying. Maybe Bambi Girl is filling them in on how to get the hoomans to peel their pineapples. 😉 I adore these girls!
SHEILA saysNovember 5, 2020 at 9:37 pm
OH THANK YOU FOR THE WONDERFUL UPDATE?‼️?PTL. BAMBIA IS STILL OK WITH MARA‼️?AND MAIA??❤️OH IM SO HAPPLY HESE ????LADIES R HANGING OUT! GREETING! TRUMPETING! RUMBLING AND TOUCHING! MAKING UP! SO NICELY??I THINK SMART LIL MAIA ??WAS GIVING SOME PATIENCE MANNERS TRAINING TO BAMBI ?FOR A FEW DAYS! SUCH AWESOME NEWS?‼️❤️?
Rosie P saysNovember 6, 2020 at 3:52 am
Oh, this is good to hear! I am hoping Mara is feeling better as she has socialised again with the “zoomer” albeit across the fence line. This would have made Bambi happy getting to touch and interact with all three ellies. It makes me happy, too, to know that Bambi was quite OK with going off to explore on her own after their meet and greet. Zoom away, sweet girl!
Sunny saysNovember 6, 2020 at 9:29 am
Sounds like Bambi is fine in her new balance 🙂
Barb saysNovember 6, 2020 at 9:44 am
Bambi may have needed a little respite but now she is headed in full friendship mode.
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