Bambi

The Rain Has Blessedly Begun

Thankfully, the rain began yesterday. We had a short 5-10 minute rainstorm yesterday morning and another storm yesterday afternoon with light rain. Then, last night at around 9:00 p.m., we had a fairly heavy rainstorm. It was a steady downpour that lasted 20-30 minutes. These small bouts of rain are…...

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Frozen Treats All Around!

When the weather is hot, most elephants enjoy frozen treats. We dilute Gatorade with water, add cut-up fruit, and then freeze them in blocks for the girls. When it was just Maia and Guida, Maia enjoyed them, but Guida hated them. Guida would throw or kick them away from her,…...

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Spending All of Their Time Together

Rana, Mara, and Bambi are continuing to spend all their time together, including mealtime, resulting in some hilarity. Bambi is very enthusiastic – she is likely the most energetic creature (including the humans!) at the Sanctuary during this heatwave. Rana and Mara continue to be very lazy and unmotivated in…...

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The Evolving Dynamics

With all the recent introduction videos, we are frequently asked if any of the elephants are dominant and how a third elephant is changing Mara and Rana’s dynamic. We wanted to take the time to talk about it in depth. Before beginning, it’s important to note that elephants are herd…...

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Rana, Mara, and Bambi’s Rumble Party

Bambi, Mara, and Rana are now sharing space. We first opened up between them while everyone was inside the barn. Bambi was in Stall 1 while Mara and Rana were in Stall 2. The three had been very vocal all day, but they became very quiet once they were all…...

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Rana and Mara Meet Bambi!

Rana and Mara could hear Bambi’s trumpets and rumbles from their location in Yard 4, and Rana seemed engaged by the sounds. Rana & Mara left the pond in Yard 4 and headed to Bambi, in a much-awaited trek. When they first approached the barn and saw Bambi along the…...

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