Mara

Video: Mara, Bambi, and Rana Walk to Dinner

We all know that dinnertime is important to Mara – and she and Bambi (and sometimes Rana) trek to the barn for their evening meal. Before a recent feeding, Scott went out to see if the girls were headed toward the barn and found all three together and on their…...

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Listen Up – Mara Wants Her Water Now

Mara is an absolute character. We have a spring-fed creek and several water troughs available throughout the habitat for the elephants to drink from. Rana prefers drinking out the troughs (which are emptied, scrubbed, and refilled daily). Maia and Lady are also fine drinking from the troughs, but Bambi and…...

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We Follow Their Lead

While the elephants have their regular routines, like all of us, they still have days when they decide to do something completely different. Recently, Mateus experienced one of these days. While checking to see where all of the elephants were, he found Rana near the barn, then headed off to…...

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Mara and Bambi Want Fast Food. Rana Prefers Delivery.

While Rana, Mara, and Bambi are inseparable much of the time, they are still individual, independent elephants....

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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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