Bambi

Rana, Bambi, and Mara: The Wanderers

Rana has been spending more time a bit off to the side recently. We suspect it’s at least partially due to boredom and partially food motivation. Bambi is very focused on Mara right now so they are “two peas in a pod.” They will spend two hours in the mud wallow splashing…...

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Mara’s Mud Pond Modifications

Mara and Bambi continue to have a strong bond and spend most of their time together these days. Rana is frequently with them as well, but she enjoys taking breaks to do her own thing. When wandering, she usually remains in the area, just a little farther away....

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Group Dynamics: Our Ever-Evolving Journey

Maia continues to share space with Mara, Rana, and Bambi during the day. She spends time in various areas of Yard 4, but isn’t going close to them most days....

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Maia and the Girls Figuring it All Out – Part 3 of the Saga

Here is the third installment in a three-part series about Maia, Mara, Rana, and Bambi. You can read parts one and two on the blog, if you want to start from the beginning....

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Maia and Some Unexpected Excitement – Part 1

When Bambi arrived in September, Maia was the first elephant she met up close. As we shared then, it wasn’t a perfect experience. Bambi wasn’t well socialized and approached Maia head on while Maia was eating. Maia didn’t appreciate it and, after giving Bambi a nudge, ignored her....

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Can’t Find the Three at Night

Lady was recently by the barn at night feed, and the others were nowhere to be seen. As Mara, Rana, and Bambi tend to show up at the barn at night, we called for them to see if anyone answered. Usually, Bambi will respond with her deep rumbles if they are…...

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