Mara

Bambi Leads More Nighttime Parties

We’ve talked about the raucous parties that Bambi, Mara, and Rana have been throwing at nighttime, always seeming to be instigated by Bambi.       The three of them often begin around 10pm and go for a couple of minutes until everyone is awake and rumbly. ...

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Early Morning Vocalizations

Last week when this video was filmed, Scott could hear quite a joyful ruckus early in the morning, coming up the hill from Bambi, Mara, and Rana. When getting ready for the day, there were plenty of happy noises and some trumpeting, for good measure.  Scott went down into the…...

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Bambi’s Nightly Calls

Bambi, Mara, and Rana are typically active at night and often have conversations with one another. For months now, we have been hearing them frequently around 10pm, having little trumpet fests. Whenever we hear the noise, we look into the camera to make sure all is well, but they seem…...

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Mara, Rana, and Bambi Enjoy Meals in the Habitat

Mara often takes her meals in the habitat these days, or in the little annex chute, rather than coming to the barn to eat in the treatment chute, as she once preferred. She’s still enthusiastic about food, as you can see here: she’s enjoying hay and treats that have been…...

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Know Your Elephants: Identifying Mara

This Saturday’s “Know Your Elephant” post focuses on Mara. As with the other elephants, she has incredibly unique features that can be used to identify her. So here are some real insider details from those in the know.      ...

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Mara Is a Camera Hog

Some days, the elephants here can show their personalities in the most subtle (and funny) of ways. On this day, Mara, Bambi, and Rana were standing at the fenceline and Mara started to communicate with some deep rumbles. Scott zoomed in on Mara’s forehead, trying to catch the vibrations that…...

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