Mara

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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Mara Finds THE Itchy Scratchy Tree!

We were going to try to do another live video last night, but plans mean nothing here. 😉 Mara continued to do very well throughout the day yesterday, taking time to explore and graze and graze and graze. She is incredibly tactile and touches everything. Even when she collects grass,…...

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The News on Mara You Have Been Waiting For!!

Update on Mara’s permit status: APPROVED!!!!!!!!!! While her paperwork is approved, she still needs to undergo her 30-day quarantine period, as required by law. Scott will be traveling to Buenos Aires next week to spend a few days at the EcoParque. He will be working closely with Mara’s team of…...

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Update on Mara’s Rescue Timeframe

As announced in December, Mara from the Buenos Aries Ecoparque will be coming to Elephant Sanctuary Brazil.  Initially, both our team and the team at the Buenos Aries Ecoparque hoped she would be arriving late January/ early February. As it’s already February, we know an update is overdue… Unfortunately, the…...

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