Elephant Diary

Maia – Exploring the Space

While Maia has had access to Yards 4 and 5 for several weeks, she gave Bambi (and therefore Rana and Mara) a wide berth most days. With Mara, Rana, and Bambi near the barn this past week, and with Lady in Yard 3, Maia has largely had Yards 4 and…...

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Grandmas Love Dancing in the Rain, Too

Volume on!! This video is of Bambi (58 years old) and Rana (63 years old), celebrating a downpour at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil. It is beautiful to watch the two expressing themselves, being silly, and doing it together. But this reality is one that almost didn’t happen. Some argued that these…...

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Mara’s Health and Happiness: Our Commitment

Mara continues to do okay in her recovery since her bloating/gas episode and lying down on Friday. She has been slowly but steadily improving in regards to appetite, strength, and energy, although this morning was a little down. This is somewhat typical for how her gastrointestinal issues have ebbed and…...

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Mateus Watches a Game of Hide-and-Seek

Sound on for incredible rumbles!! The other day, just before Mara’s recent gastrointestinal episode, mealtime started with Mara, Bambi, and Rana along a fence. While everything began pretty straightforwardly, at one point Mara decided she was finished eating, so she turned and walked away. Bambi followed her. Rather than stopping…...

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Lady – Slowly Expanding Her Comfort Zone

Lady continues to be happy spending her time in Yard 3, and even with Mara, Rana, and Bambi close to the barn for several days....

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Mara Lying Down in the Morning

Update on Mara from Friday evening:...

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