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Bambi's Mother faked her death.She realized that having Bambi become overdependant on her would be detrimental to him growing up to become the next Prince of the forest, so she abandoned Bambi at just the right time, knowing that the Great Prince would find him and care for him. In fact, her abandoning of Bambi may have been a Batman Gambit to get the Great Prince to break out of being The Stoic and care for someone, like he did when she and him cared for each other in the past before they drifted apart.
Bambi has a mild form of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and / or has Survivors Guilt and Chronic Hero Syndrome.
Thumper's Father abandoned his family/went missing.
Thumper's Sister died/went missing during the winter.
Bambi and Faline aren't cousins after all.
Flower's mate is male.