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Maia, Mara, and Rana Together

We are seeing new configurations of elephants spending time together lately. Where once you would frequently see Bambi with only Rana and Mara, now she’s together with Guillermina and Maia more and more often. Maia has emerged as a solid member of the group of five, along with Bambi, Mara,…...

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EleFact Friday: Pregnancies in Captivity

Last week’s EleFact focused on elephant pregnancies and birth in the wild. This week, for EleFact Friday, we’re going to delve a little deeper into reproduction in captivity and the impact it can have on calves and their mothers....

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Mara Finds a Stick

Mara and Rana were on a morning walk, possibly looking for a nice green place to graze after post-breakfast treatments and snacks. You can hear Mara squeak gently as she rounds the corner. She comes upon caregiver Tina, who was doing a mid-morning check-in to make sure all was well…...

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Guillermina’s Playful Day

Guillermina started her morning with very high energy. She was moving all over the habitat, checking in with everyone, but not staying still in any one place. Some palm leaves had been cut and caregiver Tina brought some very long stalks and laid them against the fence. Guille started squeaking…...

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Bambi is Tentative in the Annex

In the morning, most of the girls were spending time in Yard 5 so, for a change in scenery, we encouraged them to move over into Yard 4. Bambi and Guillermina met up and were near the annex. So, since Mara, Rana, and Maia were elsewhere, this seemed like a…...

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Rana’s Relaxing Ear Flaps

Just after dinner, Rana and Mara were near the fence. Mara found some hay that had been left in the habitat for a snack, and Rana was standing calmly and occasionally grazing. This video captures something so calming and simple, yet also captivating. As you watch Rana’s ears move gracefully…...

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