Mara

Video: Mara Enjoying a Favorite Treat

Due to Mara’s struggles with gastrointestinal issues, our extended team customized a meal plan that appealed to her likes and dislikes, while addressing digestion and gas issues. It turns out that she really loves cooked pumpkin and 99% of the time will eat it with gusto. Here’s a video of…...

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Early Dinner: The Girls Say No

Things in life rarely go as planned. At sanctuary, you have to be even more flexible than in “real life.” We do our best to plan and prepare for anything, but the elephants are often our guides – and the elephants often have other ideas. We have learned to accept…...

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Night Feeds and Old Friends

Mara is eating substantially faster lately, compared to the days when she was feeling more discomfort. For a while, she came back to the barn most evenings for her night feed. Rana and Bambi could hear the four-wheeler coming down the hill at around 10:00 p.m. (22h) and would start…...

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An Apple a Day? Not For Mara

In over 30 years of working with elephants, we have never known an elephant as picky as Mara. During a recent meal, she began checking her whole apples for medicine. We like to think that we are very clever; however, we are apparently not clever enough to hide an elephant-sized dose…...

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Making Time for Everyone

After a recent night feed, the energy coming from all of the girls felt really positive. Everyone seemed pleased to be out and about. Mara seemed to be feeling good that night and was eating well. Rana, Mara, and Bambi were acting particularly sweet. ...

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Mara Shines Through Her Challenges

Mara continues on her upward trajectory of healing since her bout of gastrointestinal issues and bloating a couple of weeks ago. Knowing how these episodes can repeat themselves, and healing takes its own path, we are happy with how Mara has been these past days. Although she looks good, we…...

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