Maia

A Very Happy Maia

As we recently mentioned, the grass in the habitat’s burned area has grown back and is incredible right now. Maia has crossed the creek in Yard 5 and has discovered how lush the grass is for herself. Usually, the new grass grows back among the old, dead grass from the…...

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An Elephant on a Mission

One recent morning, we separated Rana and Mara after breakfast for Mara to enjoy some additional hay. Bambi was near the training square, so we opened between Bambi, who was currently in Yard 5, Rana (in Yard 2), and Yard 4. This scenario gave Bambi the option of time with…...

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Maia and Bambi’s Sweet Moments

Despite her gradual weight gain, Bambi will take some time to get to a ‘normal’ weight, and is still receiving extra meals. Her last meal of the day is at around 10:00 p.m. Kat was recently driving around Yard 5, looking for Bambi to drop off her late-night hay and…...

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Maia, Rana, and Mara Spending Some Time Together

Mara and Rana have been spending most of their time near the barn for the past few weeks. We usually discourage staying near the barn for more than a few days, but with Mara’s continued intermittent appetite, we have been encouraging her to eat more than we encourage her to…...

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Bambi is Shining More by the Day

Bambi is shining more and more each day, and she continues to thrive. She is also cracking her humans up more and more, not just with her enthusiastic antics but with how she moves her body. Bambi is an Asian elephant, and she has no recorded history of spending time…...

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Maia is Fast. Bambi is Faster.

If Maia perceives breakfast may potentially be late, she walks to the barn to investigate. It’s one of her more endearing qualities – and now that we have the cameras, we can confirm that she shows up minutes before the humans on the days she checks on breakfast. Bambi doesn’t…...

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