Mara

Mara and Her African Elephant Influences

Some of you have been wondering about what caused Mara and Bambi’s “breakup” and why Mara seems to have turned away from Bambi. The truth is that we don’t know, but we do think there is something in Mara’s background that could impact the way she relates to other elephants…...

Read more

Four Ladies Share One Yard

Because Lady is still spending time in the male Asian yards, we opened up the remaining yards so the other five elephants could roam wherever they wanted to go. During the evening, there was what sounded like a loud Rana trumpet. Just to make sure all was well, Scott and…...

Read more

Sunday Smile: Mara and Rana in the Rain

We had three or four days of solid rain, followed by a day of sunshine. As expected, the elephants were delighted by the rain, though perhaps ready for a sunny day after so many showers. ...

Read more

Relationships Continue to Evolve

We’ve written recently about the ongoing relationship shifts that are emerging between Bambi and Mara. Because there seems to be some underlying tension between the two, Bambi has been spending more and more time with Maia and Guillermina. Some days it seems as though Mara opens the door a little…...

Read more

Bambi Walks Away From Mara

Recently at breakfast, Mara, Rana, Bambi, and Guillermina were in the same general area, while Maia was getting her meal on the other side of the yard. After the group of four had finished, it was time for medical treatments on the elephants who regularly need them. Scott was giving…...

Read more

The “Powerpuff Girls” are Together Again

Earlier this week we noted that, while spending time with Guillermina, Bambi appeared to miss Rana and Mara, calling to them repeatedly. But the two elephants did not seem to be in a hurry to find Bambi, taking plenty of time to make their way back to her. In fact,…...

Read more