Bambi

An Elephant on a Mission

One recent morning, we separated Rana and Mara after breakfast for Mara to enjoy some additional hay. Bambi was near the training square, so we opened between Bambi, who was currently in Yard 5, Rana (in Yard 2), and Yard 4. This scenario gave Bambi the option of time with…...

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When Stinky Fruit Is a Good Thing. Just Ask Bambi.

Bambi may have some vision in her left eye still. When elephants are blind in one eye, they tend to be hypersensitive to certain things and shift their entire body to adjust their gaze when you approach. We don’t observe Bambi doing these behaviors, which is why we suspect she…...

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Sanctuary Is a Journey: Mara and Bambi

Bambi and Mara have had many positive interactions through the fence, so we felt it was time to try shared space with them again. For our regular followers, you may remember the three—Rana, Bambi, and Mara—were near instant friends until Mara started feeling unwell. Recently, Rana and Bambi had been…...

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One on One Social Time for Rana and Bambi

Rana and Mara are eating some of their meals in the barn recently. It’s an easy way to separate them to ensure Mara gets all her own food without her food-oriented best friend helping herself, and then we can treat Rana’s eye papilloma while Mara eats at her own pace.…...

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Bambi’s Latest Cute Little Drama

Bambi is continuing to have daily adventures as she adjusts to her new life here. We have a few porcupines that call the sanctuary home. We see them near Alma (the blind tapir) frequently, and they are pretty used to ignoring us – and her. They also are very comfortable…...

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Maia and Bambi’s Sweet Moments

Despite her gradual weight gain, Bambi will take some time to get to a ‘normal’ weight, and is still receiving extra meals. Her last meal of the day is at around 10:00 p.m. Kat was recently driving around Yard 5, looking for Bambi to drop off her late-night hay and…...

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