Bambi

Hot Days. Cool Nights.

It’s still sweltering here, and none of the elephants seem very motivated to do much of anything during the day, aside from bathing and napping. They are generally much more active at night when things cool off significantly. Yesterday morning, after a day and a half with Rana and Mara,…...

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Bambi Meets Her First Tapirs

Bambi met her first tapirs! At around 7:30 last night, Bambi trumpeted loudly enough that Trish heard it at the office. After hearing a few more rumbles and noises, she checked the camera system. It showed Bambi standing in Yard 1, looking very alert, and then quickly heading into the…...

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A Quiet Day With All the Girls Doing Well

Everyone is doing well, and it is a quiet day. It’s still hot here, and with the high temperatures hitting around 100*F (38*C), the elephants are feeling slow. Yesterday, our Facebook Live ended with Maia walking away from Bambi to look for her dinner. After Maia finished eating, she stayed…...

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Bambi and Maia Meeting and Touching for the First Time

Bambi and Maia Meeting and Touching for the First Time Part I Maia (on the left) and Bambi (on the right) are meeting at a gate. These are Bambi’s first physical interactions at Sanctuary. Bambi is very brave, and Maia is very gentle. Lady and Bambi were the first to…...

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Bambi Enjoys a Bath!

Bambi played in the water this morning while Scott sprayed her with the hose in the Elephant Care Center. Scott sprayed the hose near her, and she was very responsive. First, she lifted her trunk and wanted the water in her mouth. Shortly after, she started getting silly, and that’s…...

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Bambi Venturing Into the Outside World

Bambi had access to the yards this morning (Sunday) but was being cautious about going onto the patios and walking all of the way through. We wanted to make sure she understood there was no pressure, it was on her own time, so we went up to the office for…...

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