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Rana, Mara, and Bambi’s Rumble Party

Bambi, Mara, and Rana are now sharing space. We first opened up between them while everyone was inside the barn. Bambi was in Stall 1 while Mara and Rana were in Stall 2. The three had been very vocal all day, but they became very quiet once they were all…...

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Day 2: Morning with Bambi at the Zoo

Good morning. Day 2 started with Bambi being a little reserved and Maison being anything but. Maison started with insecure vocalizations but decided to have a tire party. Her play and noises are all positive. For those who don’t know, there is a judicial order for Bambi to come to…...

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A Rana Mara Mini-Party 🎉

Rana and Mara were hanging out by a water trough one morning after treatment. Rana eventually headed toward a nearby shade tree, next to the pond, while Mara was playing in the mud. Our team was still there, cleaning up from treatment. Mara isn’t always the most observant elephant, and,…...

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Rana’s Invitation to Play

Frequently, filming the elephants doesn’t go as planned. This video is a great example of that. 😉 While most of the footage is unexpected close-ups of a charming Maia, Scott recorded Rana engaging in a behavior we have noticed a few times now. A few times recently, as Maia has…...

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Happy International Friendship Day!

It’s International Friendship Day. And someone recently asked if Mara was learning about friendship and boundaries from Rana. While Rana has been at Sanctuary for longer, knowing what it means to be a friend is somewhat new to her too. Mara and Rana are learning about friendship together as a…...

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Water Tanker Party

For the 2019 Big Payback, we raised funds for firefighting supplies. One item on that list was a large water tanker, to provide us with a mobile water source. During the dry season, we keep the full water tanker nearby whenever anyone is welding for safety. Thankfully, we’ve never needed…...

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