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Stellar and Brave Mara!

Today is Scott’s last day at the Buenos Aires EcoParque before returning to Elephant Sanctuary Brazil tomorrow.

This was a brief trip to Argentina to help Mara begin to acclimate to her transport crate and begin her 30-day quarantine period, which is required prior to international transport. Mara is believed to be in her early-to-mid 50s and is slated to be transported to Brazil in late March or early April.

Scott and our team will return at the end of March to transport Mara to Elephant Sanctuary Brazil. As of today, she showed everyone how stellar and brave she was and has fully entered the crate with all four feet inside!

February 28, 2020

(Both videos were taken today at Ecoparque Buenos Aires with Mara.  The one above was the first one taken this morning.  The one below was taken a little later in the morning.)

Read more about Mara on her new page →

Comments(13)

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    Alana says

    Thanks for the second video, was great to see her inside the create. Those eyes! She’s so cute!

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    Sallie Robbins-Druian says

    Mara, it is so good to see you content and happy in your small quarters! I believe you you know now, that you are on a great adventure going to a better life! Hang in there and keep a smile on your face!

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    Nishant Bhajaria says

    Watching her eat those fruits is so soul-healing!

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    Rosie P says

    Thank you so much for these videos. It is very uplifting to see Mara with her 4 feet in the crate. She looks relaxed as she enjoys her oranges and bamboo. So proud of this beautiful girl. These are your first steps to sanctuary, darling.
    So much love sent to you all.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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    Maggie says

    Mara you are a real star. Just 24 hours and you were fully in your crate. I’m very impressed. This is the beginning of your new life. Looking forward to your journey.

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    Kelejan says

    Heart warming.

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    Patricia says

    She is so very smart and deep. Bless you, Mara!

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    Sheila says

    MARA. U LOVELY LADY🐘. WITH VERY SWEET FACE❤️😍. OH U R REALLY GREAT! U KNOW THAT CRATE IS TO TAKE U AWAY FROM ECO PARK‼️ U WILL LOVE URE NEW 🌴🌴JUNGLE HOME SWEETHEART❤️! AND YOUR WILLINGNESS TO GET TOTALLY IN CRATE IS MARVELLOUS‼️👍🙏

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    Carey says

    Aaaaaawwww Mara is lovely, and loves that browse ! And she even peels her oranges! Lovely to see the soon to be new resident

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    Carolyn McNeil says

    Didn’t you say that Pupi and Kuki have to do the quarantine process with Mara even though they are not coming now and maybe not ever. But this was to ensure they are disease free because they do have contact daily and share the same space?

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      EleComposer says

      Yes, all three are going through quarantine because of their close proximity.

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    Nancy Jordan says

    Everyone must be so delighted with Mara progress and willingness to get inside the crate. Scott your love for the elephants is so gorgeous and almost tangible. I can’t wait to see Mara in Brazil – she will not believe her luck. I never knew elephants could peel oranges ! Love you for making it happen and for Buenos Aires for footing most of the costs .

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    Veronica Holland says

    An elephant that peels her oranges, that is a first, oh how cute are you Mara!Cant wait to see you at GSE Brazil.

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