Sunday Smile: Mara Dusts

As most of you know, elephants dust themselves for many reasons. The covering acts as a type of sunscreen, helps keep bugs at bay, and just feels good on their skin. For this Sunday Smile, we’re sharing a photo of Mara enjoying a nice dust bath in the afternoon. 

This is a good reminder for each of you to wear sunscreen this season, keep your bug spray handy, and take some time for self care.


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    Nancy says


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    Beji says

    Isn’t she just lovely…

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    Charlotte Hansen says

    She looks so happy!!!

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    John says

    I remember how much she dusted when she came out of the transport crate and into the sanctuary. She seemed to turn red that day. What a smile in this picture!

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    Patricia says

    As others have said, she’s perfect! So lovely!

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