Mara

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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Mara’s Mud Balls

Traditionally, when an elephant “plays” in a mud wallow, they lie down, squish around, and pick up mud with their trunk to throw it on their bodies. It’s messy, but it works, and it covers much of their body in a nice coating of mud. They seem to enjoy both…...

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The Heaviest Head in All of the World

The elephants love to take morning naps. While they remain awake for morning treatment (most of the time), standing still and being hand-fed fruit (as treats) can be quite exhausting…or at least they act that way. The other morning, after treatment, sleepy Mara walked over to the fence and threw…...

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Mara’s Mud Party of One

Mara enjoyed her first dip in the mud wallow! We arrived to drop off dinner to Rana and Mara last night and found the two elephants between the pond and the mud wallow in Yard 4. Mara looked pleased with herself. Half her face and much of her body had…...

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Little Evening Update

Little evening update. Both Mara and Rana followed down Middle Road tonight and had dinner just past the pond. First, they had a dusting party, then they alternated who was in the lead during the rest of their walk. Mara was all good with being first, but Rana would stop…...

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