As the construction team continues to work on the male Asian elephant habitat, we noticed Bambi, Mara, Rana, and Maia all lined up along the nearby fenceline to take a look. We’re not exactly sure what was so interesting to them that day, but we did note that it was the only time in days that Maia returned across the creek from her spot in Yard 5. The fence crew wasn’t there that day, so it was a quiet day. Perhaps there was something interesting about the activities that only they saw.
Bambi, Mara, and Rana had been spending the day in Yard 4, when they joined Maia to make a foursome and observe the new construction from the Yard 5 fence. The atmosphere between the four elephants was very easy and they were relaxed with each other.
The four ladies stayed in the general area for a couple of hours and then wandered off in different directions – Maia back to Yard 5 and the others to Yard 4. But a definite trend is developing where Bambi, Mara, Rana, and Maia are becoming more comfortable together in relaxed and unforced situations.
This photo shows Mara, Bambi, and Maia all standing near one another.