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Mara and Bambi Share a Snack

Bambi knows that there are after-dinner snacks in the yards. Sometimes she rushes back right after dinner and other times she waits for Mara to lead the way. This particular evening, she and Mara had dinner out in the habitat.  Rana had already ventured toward earlier leftovers by the Lollipop…...

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It’s Raining Mangoes!

We’re only  a couple of weeks into mango season, and have begun collecting crates of them so we can share some of our abundance with the animals in the area. Once several crates have been collected, they are put on the back of a 4-wheeler and two caregivers head off…...

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A Special Thank You From Bambi

Thanks to each of you who donated to Bambi’s Re-Birthday fundraiser. Because of your generosity, we were able to splurge on some fruits that are normally out of budget for everyday snacking. Bambi (and the other girls) enjoyed their usual melons, jackfruit, and pineapple – but we also added a…...

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Frozen Treats on Hot Days

It is currently the hottest time of the year in Mato Grosso. In order to make sure the girls stay cool, we give them frozen treats like elephant-sized Gatorade or Pedialyte “popsicles”. We also cut up pieces of fruit to freeze and offer them during snack time, when we also…...

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Like It or Not, It’s Jackfruit Season

This time of year brings an abundant amount of mangoes, but we also get heaps of jackfruit. It can be a divisive type of fruit; it seems that people either love it or they hate it. It has a profoundly sweet aroma that you can smell from 20-yards away, which…...

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Video: The Three Ladies Snack Together

Here you can see Rana, Bambi, and Mara enjoying one of their typical afternoon snacks in the habitat. Each girl has her own pile of hay and produce in front of her. However, Bambi decides that she wants to see what Rana has in her pile (you never know –…...

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