Bambi

Morning Breakfast

On this particular morning, five elephants lined up against the fence in Yard 5 for their early meal. Scott starts off talking to Guille as she enjoys her fresh hay, grain, and produce. Bambi had scooted over near Guille’s pile of food, hoping to share, but ended up stopping and…...

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Rana is Making the Rounds

Rana has been enjoying having access to both Yard 5 and the male Asian yard – and she can’t help but show it. First thing in the morning we have found her with Maia across the creek and deep into Yard 5; by mid-afternoon, she often goes back to the…...

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Bambi is Attentive to Maia

Maia has been enjoying her time in Yard 5, spending days on the far side of the creek, about as far into the habitat as she can go. Recently when she returned for dinner with the group, Bambi was extra attentive to her, walking right over, smelling her, and being…...

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Going In, Going Out: Guille and the Chute

It was a busy morning at the annex in Yard 4, where we sometimes do checkups on the elephants. There’s also a small yard there where Mara and Bambi especially like to graze. Bambi hasn’t always been a fan of the annex, but is getting much better about spending time…...

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Bambi’s Grounded Presence

Over time we’ve witnessed Bambi becoming more settled into daily life in general, finding a comfortable pace and a secure spot within the herd. She seems to be becoming softer and looking at us more during treatments, as if to really see us, perhaps to a depth that only elephants…...

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Guille Joins the Powerpuff Girls

As always, the relationships among the elephants here at sanctuary are evolving in interesting ways. This week, after Rana and Bambi had spent some time in the annex, they went out into Yard 4 where Guille was spending time. Rana, Bambi, and Mara all walked into the habitat and the…...

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