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Maia and Bambi Happy Together

Bambi and Maia have been spending more and more time together lately and their friendship has absolutely blossomed in a way that both somewhat surprised us and also delighted us. Perhaps their hours together across the creek in Yard 5 gave them time to bond and talk about Bambi’s challenges…...

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Sunday Smile: Mara and Rana in the Rain

We had three or four days of solid rain, followed by a day of sunshine. As expected, the elephants were delighted by the rain, though perhaps ready for a sunny day after so many showers. ...

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Bambi Crossed the Creek

Bambi has been a little bit watchful for a couple of days, putting some distance between herself and Rana and Mara. At dinner she had moved into Yard 5, by Creeky Alley, so Scott closed up between Yards 4 and 5 to make sure Bambi could fully relax and rest.…...

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Sunday Smile: Maia’s Lazy Drink

For this week’s Sunday Smile, we’re showing you Maia’s laziest possible version of a bath. When you see an elephant’s trunk above the top bar of the fence it can mean lots of things; in this case it shows Maia being extra lethargic. She seems to be saying that her…...

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Lady’s Cooling Bath

This video of Lady was filmed a few days ago, when the weather was unseasonably warm here. The temperatures have taken a turn for the better and things are lovely these days. On the hotter days, Lady was more quiet and insulated. On these days, we do watch her more…...

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Muddy Bambi in the Morning

We mentioned last week that Rana, Mara, Bambi, Guillermina, and Maia have been spending their pre-breakfast mornings by the pond. But whether it’s from the pond, the mud wallows, or the water troughs, elephants love to make mud and slather it on. The temperatures have been higher than normal for…...

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