Mara

Maia is Becoming More Interactive

Maia has been much more interactive with Bambi, Mara, and Rana lately. She seems to have little hesitation when it comes to moving close to the group – even Bambi, who she has kept the most distance from in the past. We have seen her eating breakfast about two fence…...

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Early Morning Vocalizations

Last week when this video was filmed, Scott could hear quite a joyful ruckus early in the morning, coming up the hill from Bambi, Mara, and Rana. When getting ready for the day, there were plenty of happy noises and some trumpeting, for good measure.  Scott went down into the…...

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Bambi’s Nightly Calls

Bambi, Mara, and Rana are typically active at night and often have conversations with one another. For months now, we have been hearing them frequently around 10pm, having little trumpet fests. Whenever we hear the noise, we look into the camera to make sure all is well, but they seem…...

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Mara, Rana, and Bambi Enjoy Meals in the Habitat

Mara often takes her meals in the habitat these days, or in the little annex chute, rather than coming to the barn to eat in the treatment chute, as she once preferred. She’s still enthusiastic about food, as you can see here: she’s enjoying hay and treats that have been…...

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Maia Joins the Three Ladies Near the Mud Wallow

After all five elephants received their Valentine’s Day treats courtesy of our donors, Bambi, Mara, and Rana gathered together to enjoy some hay. Maia was in the same area, not too far away, heading in for snacks. Maia chose to walk near the other three elephants after everyone was finished…...

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Know Your Elephants: Identifying Mara

This Saturday’s “Know Your Elephant” post focuses on Mara. As with the other elephants, she has incredibly unique features that can be used to identify her. So here are some real insider details from those in the know.      ...

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