Mara

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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Elephant Night Moves

We are in the process of phasing out night feed for Pocha and Guillermina. We practice this with new elephants in order to help them feel more comfortable in their new home and understand that they’re not alone; we are there if they need us for anything. The reality is…...

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A Relaxing Afternoon

Some afternoons, you just want to hang out with your friends and have a delicious meal. The Powerpuff Girls – Mara, Bambi, and Rana – are doing just that here. They’re enjoying a snack and lazing about in the sunshine. In the background, you can see Pocha and Guillermina (who…...

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Elephant Parade

Here, Guillermina leads some of the other ladies on a sleepy stroll. She takes a nice long moment for her closeup, and you can see just how many wrinkles her skin holds. She’s followed shortly after by Rana and Maia, who are off to see what the youngster is doing.…...

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