Bambi

Bambi Crashes Through the Bushes

When we recently drove through the habitat for night feed, we heard elephants to our left. We weren’t sure if it was all three or some combination of Mara, Rana, and Bambi. We circumvented the noises, crossed the fence, and waited to see who would show. Sometimes it’s hard to…...

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Bambi Learns Body Language

In this video, Bambi is approaching Rana (and the fence). Mara doesn’t appear in the video, but she is just off-screen beside Rana for the entire video. While Mara, Bambi, and Rana are doing well as a trio, Bambi is a little more watchful than she was before. As you…...

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Bambi, Mara, and Rana Share Space

Bambi and Mara have continued spending intermittent time together in the same yard. It is going well overall. Bambi has been very respectful of Mara’s space, but she is still staying near her friend. She will wander off to graze but then come back. Sometimes, Rana is with them, but…...

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Mara and Bambi Together Again

We opened up Yard 4 for Bambi while Mara was in the back of the yard, near the mud wallow. As many of you may recall, Bambi and Mara did fantastic sharing space at first, but then Mara began acting out toward Bambi. In response, we separated the two. They…...

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Late Night Rumble-Fests

Mara, Rana, and Bambi have been having late night rumble-fests recently.  We will hear bellowing, giant rumbles, trumpets, squeaks, and more. They frequently cycle through what feels like every possible vocalization for happy celebrating elephants.  It’s incredible to hear and experience.  They aren’t just overwhelmingly happy parties; it’s a sort of a reunion…...

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Companions Rana and Bambi

Rana has been enjoying spending her days with Bambi in Yards 1 and 5, and in the evening she rejoins Mara and Maia in Yard 4. Rana and Bambi are very sweet with each other, and it’s nice to see the two bonding and spending more time together. When sharing…...

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