Pond

Bambi, Mara, and Rana Have a Morning Bath

On an early morning trip through the sanctuary, Scott caught these three ladies already in the pond. He remembers being surprised they were interested in swimming, since it had rained the night before. But all three had been fully submerged and appeared content to start their day. You can hear…...

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More Rain Means More Mud – Which Means Happy Elephants

As the rainstorms become more frequent, the elephants are taking full advantage of the mud that comes along with it. During a recent visit to Yard 4, Scott was near the trough and saw Bambi, Mara, and Rana all either emerging from the pond or still splashing around in it.…...

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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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Our New Well – Muddy Girls are Happy Girls

The ladies here love our ponds. Swimming and splashing and pond blobbing are among their favorite things to do. Even Bambi, who doesn’t necessarily go all the way into the water, enjoys standing on the banks and playing in the squishy mud. ...

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EleFact Friday: How Do Elephants Breathe?

Happy EleFact Friday. We’ve discussed several physical characteristics elephants possess that make them different from other land mammals, and today we’ll be adding their lungs to that list. ...

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Maia’s Carefree Day

On a recent evening, it seemed that Maia was particularly in tune with her surroundings and was moving around and interacting with others in a very light way. As many of you know, Mara, Bambi, and Rana are often inclined to come to the barn for dinner. This evening, Maia…...

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