Bambi

Age-Related Changes in Elephants

The average lifespan of captive Asian elephants is 48 years (per Wikipedia). Maia, our youngest elephant, is 47. Our other residents are all older – Rana is 62, Lady is 49, Mara is 55, and Bambi is 58. With elephants, like all other animals, everyone ages a little differently and…...

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Sweet Interactions Along the Fence

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…...

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Positive Reinforcement Training With Bambi

We are totally charmed by Bambi’s silliness, overzealousness, and puppy-like behavior, but she is not exactly grasping the concept behind positive reinforcement training, which can happen for some elephants (and animals in general) encountering that style of training for the first time. Our goal is to teach her medically necessary…...

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What We Know About Bambi’s Eyes

Another guest post from our lovely veterinarian Trish: We just wanted to show you close up pictures of beautiful Bambi’s eyes and explain what we currently know about her eyes. Bambi’s right eye has a very early, immature cataract that can only be seen in certain lighting. Bambi’s left eye…...

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Bambi’s Excitement and Enjoyment

Bambi is settling into sanctuary life. She is a little overeager to live her life to the fullest, which can leave her a bit all over the place. Everything is still very stimulating and new for her. She seems to want to experience everything at once. Bambi is like a…...

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Enjoying a Torrential Downpour

Over the weekend, we had a torrential downpour of rain. When it started raining, Kat and Scott were with Maia, doing a tick check and bug spray application. She started getting silly, but Kat and Scott were getting soaked, so they left her to be silly by herself. She didn’t…...

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