Mara

Bambi’s Mood Shifts a Little

We shared last week that Mara and Maia spent a few calm minutes together, standing very close to one another, with Maia even touching Mara a few times. For some reason, the dynamics among Bambi, Mara, and Rana seem to have shifted a little since then. Perhaps Mara realized that…...

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Rana Thinks Bambi’s Snack Looks Delicious

  Rana, Bambi, and Mara are leisurely enjoying their afternoon snack when Rana starts to eye Bambi’s pile of hay. Rana very casually walks over, takes a trunkful of Bambi’s hay, and keeps walking. Bambi seems completely unfazed and finishes her mouthful before heading back to finish what was originally…...

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Mara and Maia Have a Calm Interaction

A few days ago, Mara was on a solo trip to the barn for dinner. As Mateus and Kairo were setting up the gates so she could head into the smaller yards, Maia showed up and was standing fairly near Mara. They realized that Maia had joined her when they…...

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Rana Leads Mara and Bambi As the Sun Sets

One evening after dinner, Scott caught Rana, Mara, and Bambi on a short stroll as the sun was setting. It’s a point of view that we rarely see, with the elephants fully in silhouette. Rana gets a close-up in the end, which clearly shows her soft and lovely face.  We…...

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The Four Ladies At the Fence

As the construction team continues to work on the male Asian elephant habitat, we noticed Bambi, Mara, Rana, and Maia all lined up along the nearby fenceline to take a look. We’re not exactly sure what was so interesting to them that day, but we did note that it was…...

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EleFact Friday: Respectful Interactions Among Sanctuary Residents

For this EleFact Friday, we thought we’d address some of the questions we often get about the elephants’ relationships (or lack thereof) with other animals around the sanctuary. From wildlife to furry friends, we have no shortage of critters running around, in and out of the habitats. While the elephants…...

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