elephant behavior

Maia and the Girls Figuring it All Out – Part 3 of the Saga

Here is the third installment in a three-part series about Maia, Mara, Rana, and Bambi. You can read parts one and two on the blog, if you want to start from the beginning....

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Maia’s Unexpected Excitement Part 2: The Story Continues

As we discussed in yesterday’s post, Maia encountered Bambi, Mara, and Rana in the habitat and didn’t react as expected....

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Maia and Some Unexpected Excitement – Part 1

When Bambi arrived in September, Maia was the first elephant she met up close. As we shared then, it wasn’t a perfect experience. Bambi wasn’t well socialized and approached Maia head on while Maia was eating. Maia didn’t appreciate it and, after giving Bambi a nudge, ignored her....

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Mendoza Mail: Pocha and Guillermina’s Curious Conversation

Our latest #MendozaMail from Chrissy – Elephants can be very vocal, and on this particular morning Pocha and Guillermina had a lot to say! Pocha is a mother to Guillermina, but I’d venture to say that, due to their circumstances, their relationship is stronger than mother/daughter. They are each other’s…...

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Being Maia is (Never) Boring

We haven’t shared much about Maia lately, and that’s because she’s been wonderfully, blissfully boring. She continues to spend her time in Yard 5, alternating between grazing in the back pastures and being a pond blob....

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Bambi’s Endearing Puppy-Like Behavior

We occasionally refer to Bambi as a puppy, because, well, her exuberance reminds us of a puppy sometimes. Her reaction to Rana and Mara spending time in the ponds might be her most puppy-like behavior to date....

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