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Saturday Smile: Bambi Waits For Her Melons

For your Saturday smile this week, we hope you enjoy this photo of Bambi. She isn’t interested in being particularly dainty or patient at snack time today. Instead, she’s not-so-subtly indicating that she’d like her entire melon placed into her mouth whole. I’m guessing many of us occasionally snack the…...

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To Party or To Snack? Maybe Both.

As a rule, we drive the 4-wheelers throughout the sanctuary without going directly into the habitats, for safety reasons. But sometimes we decide to drive into the habitat to take care of smaller tasks, just so the elephants won’t be confused if we need to get inside the fences, in…...

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Rana Sniffs Out Maia Upon Her Return

Maia recently decided she wanted to spend a little time on her own, wandering Yard 5 for a bit. She had been showing up fairly regularly to meet Bambi, Mara, and Rana for breakfast, but then opted for some quiet days to herself.  In the past week, Maia started stopping…...

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Mara Makes Footwork Exciting

As we are in the rainy season process of doing footwork on all of the elephants at sanctuary, we had a good session with Mara a few days ago. We also got a funny reminder of just how smart elephants can be, especially when it comes to food.  Normally, when…...

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Silly and Sweet Rana Wants Breakfast Now

The annex at the back of Yard 4 that we finished in back in October of last year is used quite often these days. It has two chutes, so it is a good way for us to check out the elephants and make sure they are doing well.  In this…...

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Rana Thinks Bambi’s Snack Looks Delicious

  Rana, Bambi, and Mara are leisurely enjoying their afternoon snack when Rana starts to eye Bambi’s pile of hay. Rana very casually walks over, takes a trunkful of Bambi’s hay, and keeps walking. Bambi seems completely unfazed and finishes her mouthful before heading back to finish what was originally…...

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