elephant relationships

Maia and Rana Share Touches

After spending time together after last week’s visit to the barn, Maia and Rana have had some lovely little moments to themselves. A couple of days ago at the house, we spied two elephants across the creek in Yard 4, which turned out to be Mara and Bambi. Shortly after,…...

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Lady Walks Near the Three Girls

Bambi, Rana, and Mara have been near the barn for a couple of days, which is not the norm lately. They stayed in Yard 1 all day, though they had access to Yard 5 (which is adjacent), but seemed happy to stay where they were. Their energy was calm and…...

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Bambi Eases Back Into the Fold

After our last report of a shift in energy among Bambi, Mara, and Rana, things seem back to normal, for the most part. Bambi decided to take some time to herself, and it appeared as though Mara eventually began trying to encourage Bambi to join her and Rana again. It’s…...

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Bambi and Maia: A Few Steps Closer

This week, Bambi and Maia seemed to interact a bit more, though not really directly. They seemed to be performing what Shirlei described as a “dance” around each other. While keeping an eye on one another, they moved in a circle from the training wall, to an area near the…...

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Maia and the Three At the Pond

On a recent day, Maia, Bambi, Mara, and Rana were all in Yard 5. Maia was sleeping by the pond – a favorite activity of hers – and the other three girls came by, which woke her up. She walked away from them, but didn’t go far.  About an hour…...

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Mara’s Lone Adventures

Mara has been enjoying adventures by herself recently. When she decides she wants to wander, she tends to go. She doesn’t wait for Rana (or wait for anything, not even Scott delivering pumpkins); she just goes. Rana is incredibly food-oriented – specifically hay oriented. We are feeding Mara extra food…...

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