Bambi

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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Bambi’s First Steps of Positive Reinforcement Training

Due to a lack of safe facilities, Bambi’s zoo was unable to fully assess her medically, so there are many questions about her health. We suspect some kidney issues, and her weight loss is a cause for concern. She has some obvious issues with one nail and her cuticles, but…...

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Bambi Explores Yard 5

Maia returned to the pond in Yard 4, where Rana and Mara are still hanging out with no signs of leaving the area anytime soon. With the three of them together, and with Lady continuing to communicate that she is good staying near the barn, it seemed time for Bambi…...

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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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