Mara

Bambi Rumbles to Rana and Mara

When preparing for breakfast, Scott heard some vocalizations coming from the habitat. As he showed up to give the elephants their morning food, he saw Bambi at the fence ready to eat. Rana and Mara were walking toward her and Scott thought Bambi might make some noise as her friends…...

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It’s a Trumpet Party!

Volume ON! There’s nothing like a good old-fashioned party and that’s what Scott has on his hands here. Guillermina clearly had lots of excitement to express and had no problem letting it all out. Pocha joins in with some of her squeaks, and soon Bambi starts to rumble in response…...

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Rana, Mara, and Bambi Have Lots To Communicate

As you may know, the elephants seem to think of the 4-wheelers as something akin to an ice cream truck – ready to offer food whenever it drives by. On a recent afternoon, Scott was passing by Yard 4 and stopped for a moment to greet Rana, Mara, and Bambi,…...

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New Nighttime Hangouts

We’ve talked recently about how the elephants seem to be moving around in different configurations during the night, spending time in different places and with different groups than they might during the day. If we go down to the habitat in the later parts of the evenings, we check on…...

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Sunday Smile: Strong Friendships

As we’ve mentioned, new elephant arrivals can cause relationships to shift, and that will always be the case when welcoming new additions. Even though things inevitably evolve, deep, long-lasting friendships can continue to grow and thrive amid change. Mara and Bambi have a close bond, and Rana has a special…...

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Miss Mara and Her Continuing Journey

Mara is an elephant with a special, intangible quality that makes others want to be her friend. She, Bambi, and Rana (aka the Powerpuff Girls) have been a strong team for a while now. Mara also seems to have welcomed Maia into the group and is (very) slowly opening up…...

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