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The Watermelon Life Part I: Maia

  Rana and Maia were both very sleepy this morning – they apparently had a busy night having a lot of fun and are often tired when we find them together in the mornings. A little bit after breakfast, the team brought Rana over to the fence for her morning…...

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Lady and Karissa’s Training Sessions

With Karissa here to focus on Lady and the new training areas along the fence line in the habitat, Lady has been enjoying afternoon watermelon (whoops, we meant training sessions) the past two weeks. As we recently mentioned in a post, Karissa is a protected contact and positive reinforcement trainer…...

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You Did it Again! Mara’s Campaign is Funded! Thank You! ❤️

Thanks to all of you, we exceeded the goal for our Sanctuary4Mara Fundraiser!!! And it happened in the blink of an eye. Just a couple of hours after we shared the fundraiser, the goal was already met. You (yes, you!) are the best supporters the elephants could ask for! We…...

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Sanctuary4Mara Fundraiser Begins Now! Support Her Rescue Team!

We are officially launching our #Sanctuary4Mara Fundraiser! DONATE HERE! As most of you know by now, the lovely, infinitely cute, heart-stealer Mara is our next rescue! She is currently undergoing her 30-day quarantine at the Buenos Aires EcoParque and her rescue will be occurring in late March/early April. She will…...

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Rana and the Itchy Scratchy Tree

Maia headed to the barn the other day around lunchtime, which is around the time Rana and Lady are separated for the afternoon most days. We were about to put down hay in Yard 4 for Rana when Maia popped up. We stopped to let them greet each other before…...

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Settling Into Their New Routine Nicely

Lady and Rana share space most mornings. Usually, Rana is the more active one, moving around the entire area, and Lady adjusts her position accordingly. Rana moves around comfortably, following her nose, without too much thought, but remaining aware of Lady’s comfort. Lady is ever mindful of Rana’s position and…...

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