Mara

Lady, Rana and Mara’s Water Tanker Party

Scott recently used the water trailer to make sure the mud wallows were extra muddy. As expected, all the elephants in that yard showed up to get silly and spend time in the water stream. Lady was nearby when Scott began, and she quickly walked over to the trailer, with…...

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Friends Helping Friends Eat Supper

Kat was recently feeding Rana and Mara near the pond in Yard 4. They were sharing space with Maia, but she wasn’t around. As soon as Kat put down Rana & Mara’s dinner, Maia popped up with a big grin, ready for her meal. It was hilarious timing of Maia…...

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An Excellent Step for Mara

In the mornings, for treatment, we usually do Maia first. The elephants all know that treatment time means treats, so if Mara and Rana have their treatment before Maia, she tends to pop up by them looking for her share. Once we finish with Maia, we generally leave her with…...

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A Little Splashing and Napping with Friends

Maia was recently standing in the pond as Rana and Mara splashed along the edge. This scenario happens somewhat regularly lately. As we approach the end of the dry season, the ponds become more and more popular. Once it starts raining, and water is abundant, the ponds get slightly less…...

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Lady Epitomizes the Autonomy of True Sanctuary

One recent morning, Kat was giving Lady a drink from the hose in Yard 3 when Lady spontaneously decided to take a bath. Her bath nicely muddied one of the elephant-made mud wallows, so it turned into a small mud party. Lady had a wonderful time, and it eventually segued…...

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Feliz Sete de Setembro & Happy Labor Day

In Brazil, everyone celebrates Independence Day today, on September 7 — or as they say in Brazil — Sete de Setembro. In the US, today is Labor Day, which is always celebrated the first Monday in September, in honor of the labor movement. It’s rare to have the two holidays…...

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