It’s a big week here at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil. Not only did we celebrate Guillermina’s 1st re-birthday yesterday, but today we get to shine a light on Mara for her 3rd sanctuary re-birthday.
Mara has spent another year surrounded by friends – often grazing and sharing time, but also occasionally exploring new spaces. It’s fulfilling to see her gradually embracing Guillermina, as Guille has so much to learn from Mara, and all of her senior mentors. Mara is sometimes a little slower when it comes to building new relationships. She adores her two besties, who can be heard celebrating life in their chorus of rumbles and squeaks most nights, but with some of the others, she sometimes has a few reservations. Aside from her always-radiant eyes and her ever-audible squeaks, one of the greatest sights of this year with Mara is when her hesitations fall away, allowing Guille to see the beautiful spirit within as they both embrace the world more fully.
In this video, you can see Mara enjoying a delicious birthday treat, full of all her favorite fruits and vegetables, although most of her preferred snacks have already been eaten. A well-deserved meal for the lovely Miss Mara.