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 huge chunks of mud stuck to it.

Rana was standing next to her but did not have any mud on her body. Kat joked that Rana must’ve just been standing there for moral support during Mara’s Mud Party of One.

With such a vast space, we don’t always know everything each elephant does each day, but we can pretty much always tell when it’s a mud wallow day because the evidence is…thick and muddy.

May 31, 2020


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    Barb says

    Oh myyy! Mara the Mudmaid! So lovely is she.

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    Paula says

    Hermosa Mara!
    Disfruta la vida!?

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    Debbie Sides says

    Hello muddy Maia! Lovely spa day!

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    Rosie P says

    She looks gorgeous…obviously taking advantage of all the facilities!

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    Heidi says

    Happy girl!

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    Alana says

    She’s getting this elephant thing down!

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    Nancy Shaw says

    I like that !! Mudmaid : )

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      Wim Diepeveen says

      Well Muddy Miss MARA you didn’t hide the evidence. What a lovely photo.

      • Stella Marys ortiz flores says

        Ella es muy bella….y su hermana Rana ahi!!… esperando ….besos equipo!! Gracias

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    Sharon Murphy says

    Oh Mara ! I love you ? You are so cute.

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    Nancy says

    Mara looks so incredibly pleased with herself. Like she’s only just started to live – and hasn’t she

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      Paula says

      Sí es así Nancy!?
      Mara está comenzando a vivir todas las cosas maravillosas que la vida tiene para ella??

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    Jillyp says

    ? Follow me follow
    Down to the hollow
    and there let us wallow in GLORIOUS mud ?????

    Happy wallowing Mara, you are getting to know your home well
    I love that Rana is such a beautiful friend ?

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    Lynn says

    Beautiful Mara, you’ve grown so much in such a short time! You are so brave and I love that Rana is helping you on your journey, but you are learning new things on your own! The words “thank you” sound hollow for how I want to extend my deep gratitude to Scott, Kat and the entire GSE team. With love from an Ele-Guardian of the four!

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    Carol Anderson says

    It is so amazing how well Mara is doing. You can tell how happy she is by the look on her face. So well deserved sweet Mara.

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    Sheila says

    Oh dear sweet❤️?❤️ mara! U r wanting badly to do body mudding but since u had this natural elephant feature taken from u in ur past, u dont have the process of mudding real well. Well dear u keep observing dear rana? and the other ladies and u will see how to do it with water! Im certain u will do very well sweet mara I can see u in the ponds just so estatic! Trumpeting and squeeking with glee?

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    Carey says

    How wonderful

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    JoAnn Merriman Eaton says

    How lovely is this mud maiden called Mara? Why she is the loveliest in the land!!!

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