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Mara, Rana, and Bambi Enjoy Meals in the Habitat

Mara often takes her meals in the habitat these days, or in the little annex chute, rather than coming to the barn to eat in the treatment chute, as she once preferred. She’s still enthusiastic about food, as you can see here: she’s enjoying hay and treats that have been…...

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Maia Joins the Three Ladies Near the Mud Wallow

After all five elephants received their Valentine’s Day treats courtesy of our donors, Bambi, Mara, and Rana gathered together to enjoy some hay. Maia was in the same area, not too far away, heading in for snacks. Maia chose to walk near the other three elephants after everyone was finished…...

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The Girls Enjoy Your Valentine’s Day Treats!

On Valentine’s Day, you sent donations to each of the elephants as “valentines” in the form of fruit. We made sure to label each piece and made sure that all of the girls were given delicious veggies, fruits (they all got custom watermelons) – a buffet of their favorite treats. …...

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Alma the Tapir and Her Snacks

Alma is a tapir that came to us, initially as part of the wild animal rehabilitation and release program. Because she is blind and has some other medical issues, she is a permanent resident and has become a well-loved and sometimes cantankerous member of our sanctuary family. ...

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Lady Spends Time in Yard 4

A few days ago, Bambi, Mara, and Rana came close to the barn, which they almost never do anymore. We took advantage of their location and shifted all three over into Yard 5, so they would have some new terrain to wander. Maia was hanging out in the back of…...

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Rana’s Nose: Up Close and Personal

We often joke that when the elephants at sanctuary hear the 4-wheeler coming near, they get as excited as a child when they hear the ice cream truck: they know there’s a chance that goodies might be on the way. Rana, Bambi, and Mara have been spending time in Yard…...

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