Sunday Smile – A Brief Moment With Mara

Mara loves being surrounded by her friends, so we don’t often get the opportunity to catch video of her on her own. Here, she’s taking a short walk to meet Rana and Bambi in the habitat. The light catches her face in the loveliest way. So enjoy this brief walk with Mara, as she perhaps tries to show off her angelic side for the camera.


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    Barb Campbell says

    Mara is so beautiful 💞🐘

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    Pam says

    A brief moment of beauty for the eye, but a longer-lasting effect on the heart, which grows in its love for these incredible beings with each video and story you share. Thank you.

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    Lori DeHoog says

    A little sexy walk by with Mara just made my day. Thank you all who send us cute “on the moment” video’s when you see one of the girls, or a group etc. It’s a wonderful feeling for us out here. You love your work and the elephants won their freedom thanks to all of you there.

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    John says

    Oh thank you. I was having withdrawals – no posts since Friday, but I’m ok now. 😊 🐘

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      Kat Blais says

      saturday was our FB fundraising thank you post. we don’t post them on the blogs. 😉

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    Suzanne Eaton says

    Mara is so beautiful with the sun making her skin glow with good health and happiness. I am so happy for Miss Mara enjoying her friends and new life at sanctuary. Thank you GSE for loving these sentient beings. ❤️❤️❤️

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    Carey says

    She really is lovely, she doesn’t push herself towards human contact and I guess she’s getting all she needs from her sisters. Is she called killer because of what happened to Pupy getting pushed in to the moat? Those moats are a nightmare. And she shared that space with 2 African elephants? Wow. I also don’t trust the labels given to captive elephants, from what you have shown me about who elephants are over the years I’m in awe that they are as balanced as they are and not stark raving mad from their past lives. There’s also how Kaavan has evolved too and he was supposed to have been a “killer”. You must give them the space they need, and the time, I’m loving watching them develop over the years.

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      Kat Blais says

      Mara has actually killed two people, and significantly injured another, hospitalizing them for months. but labels are only who we force them to be in certain situations. without choice, there is no way to know who they really are.

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    Wim says

    Great video showing a wonderful Mara. Up close and personal.

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    Pam Knaggs says

    She is a beauty!

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    Anella Stewart says

    Shocking to hear this news about our lovely Mara, but as you mentioned Kat, there is no way for us to know who they really are. It reminds me of an incident I experienced yrs ago while admiring an elephant housed outside during a circus break. A trainer began using the bull hook and of course I immediately reacted imploring him to stop. A couple of weeks later it was reported on the news that a circus employee had been killed by an elephant & I can’t help but wonder to this day if it was the same employee & if I in some way contributed to his death. Thank God circuses are now a distant bad memory. Bless you all at GSE for all you do for these magnificent animals.

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    Carol says

    She’s so lovely and stunningly beautiful🌻🌻🌻

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    Patricia says

    You beautiful girl, Mara. Always such a blessing to see you fulfilling your destiny at ESB. 💖🙏💖

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    Benita Auge says

    I often wonder what they are thinking about us.

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    Terry says

    Mara doesnt need to show her angelic sides, she exudes angelic! How divine she is!!!

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    María Elizabeth Alvarez says

    Beautiful Mara, Im so happy because you finally have the life you deserve….

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