Mara

Rana Calls For Her Sisters

Volume on! As you can hear Scott talk about here (and as we wrote about previously), Rana had her sore ankle treated at the barn. However, Rana seemed to have a better idea about what she wanted to do this morning instead of an ankle check. Rather than walk through…...

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Guillermina Grazes With Mara

As we’ve talked about before, relationships among the elephants here at sanctuary continually evolve. The dynamics between Guillermina and the other elephants have been in constant motion as she learns to be a member of a herd and they learn what life is like with a younger elephant. ...

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Sometimes Everything Goes As Planned

As a caregiver, some days with the elephants are easier than others. Part of giving elephants choice means that they can, for instance, come to breakfast all together at the same time – or it could mean that you have to seek them out individually. Nicole experienced this recently when…...

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Sunday Smile: Elephants All in a Row

For this week’s Sunday Smile, we thought you’d enjoy seeing how the Powerpuff Girls occasionally greet us in the morning. It’s a simple and lovely way to start the day....

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Nicole and Shirlei Hear a Curious Noise

This week, as caregiver Shirlei and visiting caregiver Nicole were preparing breakfast for the elephants, they started hearing what they described as roaring from the elephants. In Nicole’s experience, that sort of sound likely meant that something was going awry between one or more elephants. Shirlei also seemed concerned because…...

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Five Girls at Weigh-Ins

Since it was time for weigh-ins, we took advantage of the elephants moving between Yards 4 and 5 to bring them into the barn where the scale is. The Powerpuff Girls were the first three through the chute, stopping on the scale momentarily, and then moving into the barn. They…...

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