Bambi

We Follow Their Lead

While the elephants have their regular routines, like all of us, they still have days when they decide to do something completely different. Recently, Mateus experienced one of these days. While checking to see where all of the elephants were, he found Rana near the barn, then headed off to…...

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Mara and Bambi Want Fast Food. Rana Prefers Delivery.

While Rana, Mara, and Bambi are inseparable much of the time, they are still individual, independent elephants....

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Keeping an Eye on the Fun From Afar

Autonomy is an essential aspect of sanctuary. Giving elephants the ability to make their own decisions – even something as simple as choosing to stand in the sun or  the shade is a new experience for many captive elephants. Each elephant has different preferences, and it is both fascinating and…...

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Elephant Behavior and Human Intuition

While Bambi has settled at sanctuary in terms of the relationships with other elephants and appreciation of the land, she doesn’t have the same depth of bond yet with the humans here. Though she likes her humans, the relationship tends to be a little superficial. She sees humans as more…...

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Bambi and Rana’s Bond

Rana and Bambi’s friendship continues to deepen, as does their bond.  The morning of this video, the two couldn’t find Mara and spent a lot of time searching and calling for her. They eventually found her. Later in the day, Scott filmed this video of Bambi and Rana spending time…...

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What’s Bugging Mara?

Bambi and Mara recently spent some time in the area across the creek in Yard 4. That part of the habitat is visible from on top of the hill. Kat could see them from the office and was very perplexed by their antics....

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