Mara

Pumpkin for Breakfast

There are few sounds as satisfying as hearing an elephant crush or chomp down on a crunchy bit of produce, and both Rana and Mara obliged this morning during their breakfast. All of the ladies received some extra pumpkins from a Halloween fundraiser independently put on by friends of GSE. ...

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Rainy Morning Meeting

Some mornings are just a delight, for humans and elephants. During our breakfast check-in with the girls, we met them at a rainy moment. Rana, Mara, and Bambi were cheerfully muddy and soaked. (The humans were happy for the rain, but not quite as elated to be drenching wet.) As…...

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Sunday Smile: Mara’s Squishy Mud Face

Everyone has their favorite ways to celebrate relaxing rainy days. Some humans might be tempted to nap or curl up with a good book. Not so at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil. Here, rainy days are for diving into mud, sometimes face first. Here, Mara is taking advantage of all of the…...

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Sanctuary Memories: Meeting Mara

As part of our Sanctuary Memories series, Kat shares a story about the first time she met Mara at Ecoparque Buenos Aires. On Scott’s trip prior, Mara had been inside of her barn and, due to enclosure design, he was unable to get a good visual on her. So Kat’s…...

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Mara’s Growing Relationship With Guille

As you know, Bambi and Maia split a good bit of time with Guillermina when she needs to spend some of her youthful energy. They seem to understand her need for companionship, but also are willing to let her be playful – and often play along – when that side…...

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Rana Is Thirsty

Lately, all of the girls are sharing time with Guillermina, each of them offering her something that she might need at a specific time or place. On this particular morning, she and Maia were sharing the yards closer to the barn while the “Powerpuff Girls” walked to the fence line…...

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