Mara

Balancing Out an Elephant’s Need

We have noticed that Mara, Rana, and Maia all seem a little bored lately. Due to Mara’s ongoing health issue, we are keeping Mara (and therefore Rana) in the smaller yards close to the barn right now. This proximity allows us to observe Mara better, gauge responses to treatments, and…...

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Spending All of Their Time Together

Rana, Mara, and Bambi are continuing to spend all their time together, including mealtime, resulting in some hilarity. Bambi is very enthusiastic – she is likely the most energetic creature (including the humans!) at the Sanctuary during this heatwave. Rana and Mara continue to be very lazy and unmotivated in…...

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An Excellent Step for Mara

In the mornings, for treatment, we usually do Maia first. The elephants all know that treatment time means treats, so if Mara and Rana have their treatment before Maia, she tends to pop up by them looking for her share. Once we finish with Maia, we generally leave her with…...

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Taking Turns In the Pond

When Maia, Rana, and Mara are sharing space, there are many days when it feels like they spend the entire day taking turns in the pond. Our team will check the cameras and see Maia in the pond. A little bit later, we will look and see Rana & Mara.…...

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Mara Makes the New York Times!!!

Mara makes the New York Times!!! We are very excited to share this New York Times article about how South America came together, against all the odds, to open the borders for Mara’s relocation to Elephant Sanctuary Brazil. Although some of our friends have stated that they wished that GSE…...

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Time to Start Doing a Little More

Now that Mara is more settled into sanctuary life, it is time to start doing a little more. We take things step by step at sanctuary – as always, an elephant’s comfort is of the utmost importance. It’s usually better to let an elephant find a certain level of comfort…...

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