Mara

Keeping an Eye on the Fun From Afar

Autonomy is an essential aspect of sanctuary. Giving elephants the ability to make their own decisions – even something as simple as choosing to stand in the sun or  the shade is a new experience for many captive elephants. Each elephant has different preferences, and it is both fascinating and…...

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Happy Re-Birthday to Mara!

Happy Re-Birthday, Mara!  We can hardly believe it’s been one year since this incredible, spunky, vocal squeaker made herself at home at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil. One year ago today, she walked out of her crate, dusted herself, and promptly laid down on a pile of dirt to nap. She had…...

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Mara’s One-Year Anniversary Celebration T-Shirt

Later this week (Thursday) is Mara’s one-year anniversary at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil, and we wanted to do something special. This week only, we have partnered with FLOAT to offer a limited-edition anniversary shirt for Mara....

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What’s Bugging Mara?

Bambi and Mara recently spent some time in the area across the creek in Yard 4. That part of the habitat is visible from on top of the hill. Kat could see them from the office and was very perplexed by their antics....

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Mara Says: That Chute Is Mine!

One recent morning, Rana, Mara, and Bambi were all near the barn. Rana has an uneven gait due to her fused elbow, so her feet tend to wear unevenly. This uneven wearing, as well as some nail issues she arrived with, means she generally needs a moderate amount of footwork…...

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Bambi, Mara, and Rana – the Nosy Neighbors

At the sanctuary, there is never a shortage of projects (and side projects) in the works. One of the many items on our to-do list has been building a treatment area off of Yard 4....

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