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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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Sunday Smile: Memory of Lady Going Swimming

We wanted to round out our tributes to Lady this week by celebrating her love of the wild parts of sanctuary. This video was taken in some of her earliest days at sanctuary. We knew she loved water; she was constantly splashing in mud wallows and the water trough. But…...

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Sweet Girls With Scott

For this week’s Sunday Smile, we’re sharing a video of Maia and Bambi together in the morning. Maia stands closest to the camera, while Bambi is behind her. Scott talks to the girls as they make chipper noises and Maia occasionally touches Bambi gently with her trunk. It’s just a…...

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Sunday Smile: A Peaceful Bambi and Maia

There are some days when the internet isn’t a happy place to be. Sometimes it seems like there’s only bad news or angry words. For this week’s Sunday Smile, we want to cleanse your timeline with a quick, peaceful moment that will hopefully allow you to take a deep, healing…...

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