Eating In the Shade

As we’ve mentioned before, when we put out food for the elephants around mealtime, we like to spread it out – giving them the ability to search for and discover random piles of hay or produce treats at different points of the day, in different places. On this particular morning, Mara and Bambi (in the background) found an ideal spot to enjoy their meals: just under some shade trees. 

You can see that the rainy season has brought out the beautiful green grass, trees, and shrubbery that the girls love to eat. When set against the idyllic backdrop of blues and greens, Mara makes for a lovely model.


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    Pam says

    The colors are so vibrant … it must be really incredible to be there in person.

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      Sara says

      It’s indescribable. Truly.

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    Melinda says

    Love seeing the GSE beauties enjoying life to the fullest!

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    Alejandra Enquin says

    Mara que felicidad gordita comer tanto verde fresco con tu dulce amiga Bambi 🙏💚💚bajo ese cielo celeste del Santuario.una postal viva

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    Noemi Julia Benassi says

    Que hermoso es verlas así! Mi Mara cada día mas bella! 🥰

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    Julie says

    The loveliest of models! Colors are beautiful! I’d love to see what the stars look like our there without all of the light pollution we have here in San Diego.

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    Wim says

    How green is your valley? Wonderful scenery.
    Beautiful, they can share this little oasis.

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    Alana says

    Wish I was there!

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    María Elizabeth Alvarez says

    love love loveeeeeeeeeeeeee

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    Terry says

    This picture looks like a painting on canvas…how incredible!

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    Gayle says

    This looks like a beautiful painting!

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