Mara

Sunday Smile: Sleepy Rana and Mara

For this week’s Sunday Smile, we have a video of a very sleepy Mara and Rana. This was filmed after breakfast, when most of the elephants get a little drowsy. With the warm sun shining down, they seem to get more tired than on cooler days. Rana is shown first,…...

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Everyone is Very Vocal

Right now, we have a very vocal group of elephants at sanctuary. There has been so much chatting going on, mostly between the two groups of girls: Mara and Rana and then Maia and Bambi – with plenty of Guillermina in there for good measure. She seems to have a…...

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Mara Comes Near Bambi

We talked yesterday about Bambi’s hesitancy to spend time around Mara. In this clip, we see a little bit of what that looks like. Bambi is standing right next to Maia as Guillermina gets a drink from the water container. Mara approaches Bambi on her right, which is the side…...

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Bambi isn’t Ready for Mara’s Company Yet

For the past couple of weeks, the elephants have been spending time fairly close together. We do still see a separation between Bambi and Mara, though. Mara seems to be pursuing Bambi a little, and we’re not really sure why that is. Perhaps she’s trying to make amends – there’s…...

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Five Girls Along the Fence Line

As Scott explains in this video, it had been a while since all five elephants had shared close quarters with one another. But on this afternoon, they had been together for nearly the entire day. It’s possible that the dynamics that continue to evolve have taken yet another turn. The…...

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Scott With All Five Elephants

As we mentioned yesterday, the five elephants here at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil have been spending more time near one another, though the distance between them varies depending on the situation. Here you can see Rana and Mara enjoying some hay. Guillermina, who had been standing with them, decided she would…...

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