Mara

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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Rana, Bambi, and Mara Walk to Breakfast

It’s breakfast time and Rana, Bambi, and Mara are on their way to eat together, with Rana in front, Bambi on the right, and Mara behind. Guillermina was headed to join them – and you can see Mara smell in Guille’s direction as they walk. Guille, who is both fast…...

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