Maia

In and Out of the Barn

This week, Maia and Bambi came back near the barn, with Guille following after. Since Bambi needs to put on a little bit of weight and Maia does not, we decided to offer Bambi an opportunity to eat alone so that no one would share her food. Mateus opened the…...

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Sunday Smile: Where’s Guillermina?

In this quick vignette for the Sunday Smile, Mara and Bambi are standing near the fence after breakfast. They’d been spending time with Guillermina, who had stopped to pick up a snack that had been left on the ground. After Scott asks, “Where’s Guillermina?” Guille squeezes her way into the…...

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Maia and Bambi Relax Under the Trees

There is seemingly no end to the joy that Maia and Bambi bring to sanctuary life these days. Not only do the two elephants clearly enjoy spending time together, but they eat meals together, roam together, and make plenty of vocalizations. ...

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Maia Calls To Bambi

In this video, Maia is at the fence in Yard 5. She was making big rumbles, calling for Bambi to come join her. (If you look closely at her forehead, you can see that it vibrates when she rumbles.) Bambi emerges from the bushes, taking her time to get to…...

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P.S.: How are the Girls Doing?

In light of Lady’s passing, many of you have been wondering how the other elephants are doing. On the first night, Guille seemed a little unsettled at times, but the sanctuary was calm. As for today, everyone is really light and easy. There were a lot of vocalizations in the…...

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Bambi Explores With Maia

Before becoming more social with the group, Maia could be found on the north side of Yard 4 on some early mornings before meal delivery. It’s an area where Rana and Ramba used to go together, and after Ramba passed, Rana would still visit the spot. Bambi has been there…...

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