Mara

National Wildlife Day at the Sanctuary

Wildlife here is everywhere, and it’s National Wildlife Day. ANI We wanted to share a little about the black birds that are frequently visible in our photos and that most elephants are a bit nervous around when they first arrive. In Portuguese, they’re known as Anu-pretos, and, in English, they…...

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Taking Turns In the Pond

When Maia, Rana, and Mara are sharing space, there are many days when it feels like they spend the entire day taking turns in the pond. Our team will check the cameras and see Maia in the pond. A little bit later, we will look and see Rana & Mara.…...

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A Rana Mara Mini-Party ?

Rana and Mara were hanging out by a water trough one morning after treatment. Rana eventually headed toward a nearby shade tree, next to the pond, while Mara was playing in the mud. Our team was still there, cleaning up from treatment. Mara isn’t always the most observant elephant, and,…...

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Our Sun Zombies

The day our recent cold snap ended, the sun came out early during treatment time. It was like a switch flipped, and all four elephants became sun zombies. It seemed as if the sun and warmth made their brain cells melt. Although the temperature only went down to 60*F (16*C),…...

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Moving in the Right Direction

Mara and Rana have been side by side since Mara’s arrival. Whenever we saw one, the other was usually right there, mere feet away. Lately, they’ve been showing comfort being a little further apart. Scott recently went to feed and found Rana along the fence that separates Yard 4 &…...

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Mara Peels and Trades a Banana! ?

Mara peels a banana with her trunk, and politely hands the peel to Kat. Many of you asked for a video of Mara peeling a banana, and others have asked for a video of Mara trading. Delightfully, this video has both. When Mara first arrived, she peeled her bananas, which…...

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