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Rana and Mara

Kat was recently feeding Rana and Mara near the pond in Yard 4. They were sharing space with Maia, but she wasn’t around. As soon as Kat put down Rana & Mara’s dinner, Maia popped up with a big grin, ready for her meal. It was hilarious timing of Maia to show up– it was the best moment for her to pop up for everyone to eat maximum food.

Maia, rather than waiting for her meal, walked over to Rana and “helped” Rana finish her meal. Rana had been fed first, so she only had fresh greens and some hay left. Maia immediately ate the greens, then stood there with Rana, enjoying her hay. They seemed happy sharing. Once Rana’s flakes of hay were almost gone, Rana walked over to Mara and started eating Mara’s hay. Mara didn’t seem to mind sharing either. With Mara and Rana occupied, Kat had Maia follow a short distance away and gave Maia her dinner. Since Maia ate Rana’s greens, Kat pulled out some of Maia’s greens for Rana.

Once Maia settled on her dinner, Kat headed back over to give Rana the greens and some additional hay – that way, Rana could have her complete dinner. Of course, Mara got some extra hay, too, just so that everyone would hopefully eat their own food.

Kat sat back, feeling pleased that everyone was getting a complete dinner after all. And that’s when Kat found out that Rana didn’t want to eat her greens that day. Apparently, that’s why she let Maia eat them in the first place. ?

Mara, ever a good friend, walked over to inspect Rana’s pile and quickly ate the extra greens for Rana.

Kat left, laughing. About an hour later, we checked the cameras and saw that all three were still in the area, hanging out very close – no more than twenty yards apart, and frequently much closer. We checked again after dark and saw the three of them walking into the woods together.

Photo: Rana on the left, and Mara on the right, enjoying dinner another night.

September 12, 2020


  1. REPLY
    Sherry says

    Elephants sharing, socializing, and getting along. Very good for Kat to see, an added bonus for the day!❤️?

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    MARCELA says

    Hermosa actualización!!! Y tan bien contada y descriptiva. Adoro que las chicas puedan compartir y no peleen. No me imagino esa situación y tampoco me gustaría… Muchas gracias por hacernos partícipes de alguna manera en la vida de nuestras hermosas y queridos elefantas. Las amo tanto!!! Y a uds por compartir con Nosotros sus historias

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    Alejandra(Sandy)Enquin says

    Que Felicidad???las tres comparten sus comidas por generosidad,jee o porque justo no querian su comida igual es hermoso este momento de amistad y alegria.Las amo???

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    arie says

    What a task, Kat, making sure each of the girls get enough ?
    And what the beauty of the story is that none them mind sharing their food.
    Us people have a lot to learn from the elephants ?❤️

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    Bo says

    Enjoying the company of each other more and more, sharing food now as well,
    I know what that sounds like…

    Such a lovely and funny update.

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    Kathleen Ryan says

    Thank you for the informative post. I Love the photo showing the beautiful location. God Bless you Always for helping the Elephants.

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    JoAnn Merriman Eaton says

    I LOVE this!! All three sharing. then walking off into the woods together!! You gave me a wonderful vision of these three, and made my heart sing for them.

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    Wim says

    Looks like a hard day’s work all together. Never a dull moment when there’s an Elephant in the neighborhood. Great team spirit they kind of always share everything. Would be better if Elephants ruled the world. ??

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    Paula says

    Hermosa escena en la vida de las damas!
    La comunicación, los códigos, la tolerancia, la confianza que día a día crece entre ellas…
    Kat, me alegro mucho que fuiste testigo de ese encantador momento❤

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    Patricia says

    smoochies, sistahs!!!!

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    Rosie P says

    My thoughts went straight to Maia as the dinner thief when I read the title of today’s blog. LOL! Loved this tale of sharing and getting along and Kat’s infinite empathy and understanding of these girls. I can just picture them walking off together at the end of the day, growing friendships, acceptance, companionship. Peace.

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