Scott is With Mara in Buenos Aires

Scott is currently in Buenos Aires ensuring that Mara’s transport crate is set up properly. Her relocation to Elephant Sanctuary Brazil is expected to occur in late March or early April. She still must undergo a 30-day quarantine prior to her international transport.  The EcoParque requested her transport crate be there and available during her entire quarantine period, not just the last week as is typical with our rescues and transports.

As many viewers have noticed, her right ankle does not go down straight, it’s on a bit of an angle. It’s related to an old injury that did not heal properly. It does not seem to affect her movement, only her gait. It definitely does not affect her cuteness – as everyone can see, she is very, very cute.

February 26, 2020


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    Sandy Crile says

    What a fat little butterball! I’m in love!

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    Kelejan says

    I am thinking a very neat little elephant. I wonder what her disposition is.

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    Julie says

    She’s adorable! Our new friend! She’s going to make some elephants very happy at GSE Brazil!

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    Nancy Jordan says

    I love you Mara – you are so adorable. Can’t wait for you to get to sanctuary where it’s all about you. Thank you Scott for video and your love for each and every elephant they are so lucky to have you

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    Patricia says

    Talk about cute! I of course love her roundness. My bad. I am so glad to see this, Scott. I know you all work so hard for these dear babies and I am grateful to you. As usual, I wish I could kiss her! xoxoxo

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    Patricia says

    Oh, and I can’t help wondering about the others–Pocha and Guillermina and the boys. I love them and I LOVE ESB SO MUCH. It’s hard to be patient. Easy for me–You guys have to do all the work. If you see Pocha and Guillermina when you are at the Ecoparque, please tell them that Grandma Patricia sends her love!

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    June Ross says

    Mara will likely love the ponds at Sanctuary!

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    June Ross says

    She is beautiful! I can hardly wait for her to get to Sanctuary and meet the others!

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    Alana says

    She is adorable for sure. I’m in Love. Thanks for the video, looking forward to more.

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    Shirley Taylor says

    Another adorable girl for us to fall in love with. Will be following her rescue with interest as I have done with Ramba and Lady. So pleased another girl will have a wonderful home with wonderful people caring for her. xx

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    JoAnn Merriman Eaton says

    Mara, you cute chunky monkey. I’m in love!?♥️

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    Sheila says

    thanks scott!! oh this dear mara is a very cute faced lady‼️ poor sweetheart has a bum front leg! well she will do very well with rana and her injured front left leg!! i do not see mara as aggressive! just like “lady, rana! ramba,” they all had moments of acting out! i remember rana throwing a pail! but she was just extreamly lonely and frustrated in that empty treeless hotel zoo!! mara ❤️likely had “circus aggression” as do all elephants!!so nice to see mara accepting ur carrots! bananas and bamboo scott? oh shes a porkchop! chubby! beautiful sweet charming face! this gorgeous mara❤️ oh i think im in more elephant love. just think shes going to be a star in ur jungle? sanctuary soon ptl?

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    Sherry says

    She is a beautiful elephant.

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    Muriel Servaege says

    Mara looks so cute and so sweet (Well, am I talking about an elephant ?!) in spite of all that she has undergone.

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    Donna Johnson says

    Thanks again Scott for your dedication and love of elephants! Mara is gorgeous .. you just want to hug and kiss her!! love her to pieces!

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    Rosie P says

    She is so cute! Loved the live video, I always enjoy Scott’s updates as I learn so much. It was great to see Mara up close and to begin to be able to get to know her. Little does she know it’s the start of a new life for her. I am very excited and will be counting down the days until she comes home! A big virtual hug and kiss for her for me!

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