Mara and Rana Eating Dinner by the Pond

Last night Mara and Rana had dinner in the big pasture next to the pond. It’s charming to watch the two of them together, although sometimes challenging to get them to go anywhere fast. They will follow quickly at times, but other times they take two steps, touch each other, take two more steps, squeak and rumble and touch, and so on. Mara seemed very pleased at their dinner location and was looking and touching all around, while Rana casually at her dinner not tremendously impressed by her ‘normal’ surroundings.

Although they are next to the pond, it has cooled off here significantly. About 4 or 5 times a year, the temperature drops into the 60s during the day. This is one of those times. For the next few days, we don’t expect any of the girls to be too interested in swimming, but it will warm up soon enough. This afternoon Maia, Mara, and Rana have access to both of the big yards while Lady is in 1, 2, and 3. Everyone is grazing in the little forested areas, taking advantage of nature’s wind blocks.

video- the girls eating their dinner, Mara behind, Rana in front

May 23, 2020


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    Nannette Stone says

    These girls are just loving being together. Just all at your own pace girls, you have plenty to enjoy when you want

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    JoAnn Merriman Eaton says

    ❤️?So wonderful time see this friendship. I just believe it means the whole world to these two buddies.

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    Rosie P says

    A leisurely time eating and enjoying the moment. Mara’s life has changed so much. She has a beautiful home, a new friend (maybe and old friend or family member) and freedom to do as she wishes. I am happy for Rana, too, as she has a constant companion again since the great loss of sweet Ramba. Long may it continue.

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    Barb says

    Always a joy to see the girls going about their daily lives at the Elephant Sanctuary Brazil. If they only knew how many people are watching and savoring every moment of their activities.

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    Sheila says

    Oh such happy gals❤️??❤️ very wonderful that mara has rana who loves her so much and is touring her about every day mara is amazed at her new life! Its so awesome she got out of the zoo! Thank u god for mara s blessing to this sanctuary!?.

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    ?Sherry says

    Bless their hearts! They are so happy to be together! Thank you GSE!❤️?

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    Paula says

    Por fin ellas viven inmersas en los pacíficos sonidos de la naturaleza!!
    No más sonidos de buses, camiones, tráfico automovilístico, de ciudad!?
    Hablo de Mara personalmente, yo estuve muchas veces donde ella vivía.
    Increíble poder imaginar que un animal viva ahí. Cuestión del egoísmo , apatía y falta se sensibilidad humana.
    Ya es el pasado en su vida gracias a GSE ?
    Estamos con ustedes para siempre!?

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      Adriana says

      Coincido con vos, Paula. Lo que GSE ha logrado muestra que no hay que perder la esperanza en la gente.

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    Sallie Robbins-Druian says

    This adorable vid makes me think of Cleopatra being fanned by elegantly attired “friends”! Those ears were made for flappin’ that’s what they’re made to do . . . One of these days, this Lady, will flap all over you!

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    Lila says

    Sweet sweet :))

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    Carey says

    Who could have predicted this marvel?! And Maia in the same space too. Maybe next year Lady will feel she can too. Well done GSE! Too lovely to watch!

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