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Maia Finds Bambi After Dinner

On this evening, all five elephants were by the pond fence in Yard 4. Things seemed quiet and the mood was calm. Bambi rumbled as Rana and Mara were coming up to the fence where she and Maia were standing side by side. Maia didn’t rumble back, since she was…...

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Bambi Watches Mara and Rana

This video captures a moment when Bambi is being approached by Mara (front) and Rana (back). Both elephants headed toward Bambi seem to be learning about Bambi’s new boundaries, so they stop to acknowledge them and to allow Bambi to assess the situation. Bambi smells the air a bit, perhaps…...

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Sunday Smile: Maia and Bambi’s Sweet Moment

Maia and Bambi continue to strengthen their relationship and spend lots of time together. It seems that Bambi feels somewhat more confident when Maia is nearby, which is understandable considering that she’s a little insecure about her increasingly compromised vision. Bambi enjoys sharing dinnertime with Maia and Guillermina, though she’s…...

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Working Things Out

In this video, Rana is standing along the fence line with Maia and Guillermina after eating. Ready to move on, Guillermina walks up quickly behind Rana. Because of Guille’s recent lapse into less-than-respectful behavior, Rana takes notice and quickly steps out of the way. Maia is unphased because both she…...

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All Five Girls at the Pond Fence

Scott managed to catch some video of all five elephants eating together along the pond fence. As he states in the video, they had just finished breakfast and were eating some hay treats. Everyone was calm and seemed mostly settled in the moment, though things are still changing on an…...

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After Breakfast with Scott, Rana, Maia, and Mara

Maia, though she spends a lot of time with Bambi and Guillermina, has good relationships with all of the elephants – even though she took some time to herself a couple of years ago, separating herself from the others. We knew that once her loving side was healed, it would…...

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