Mara

All of the Girls Share One Yard

In the morning after breakfast, all of the elephants were sharing Yard 5. They weren’t always close together – sometimes they’d be 10 meters apart and other times it would be 50 meters. Guillermina has been spending more and more time with Maia and Bambi, though she does still go…...

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Rana and Mara are More Vocal

As social dynamics are still settling at the sanctuary, we see Mara and Rana together more and more. While Guillermina still visits them often, she has been spending an increasing amount of time with Maia and Bambi of late....

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Finding Mara and Rana in Yard 4

As Scott explains in this video, Mara hasn’t always been keen on crossing to this particular area of Yard 4. Perhaps all she needed was a gentle nudge from a friend to encourage her to overcome any insecurities she may have had. Both Mara and Rana were relaxed enough to…...

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Mara Crosses the Creek

Early in the morning, we found Mara and Rana grazing on the north side of Yard 4 across the creek, near where Ramba is buried. They had treatment along the fence and then breakfast, afterwards choosing to spend the entire day in that area. ...

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Mara and Her African Elephant Influences

Some of you have been wondering about what caused Mara and Bambi’s “breakup” and why Mara seems to have turned away from Bambi. The truth is that we don’t know, but we do think there is something in Mara’s background that could impact the way she relates to other elephants…...

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Four Ladies Share One Yard

Because Lady is still spending time in the male Asian yards, we opened up the remaining yards so the other five elephants could roam wherever they wanted to go. During the evening, there was what sounded like a loud Rana trumpet. Just to make sure all was well, Scott and…...

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