Mara

A Little Nearby Splish Splashing Didn’t Awaken This Pond Blob

Maia continues to nap on the edge of the ponds, without regard to who is nearby. One recent morning, Maia, Rana, and Mara were spending time relatively close in Yard 4. Unsurprisingly, Maia wandered off to take a nap in the nearby pond. She slept in the shallow area, where…...

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A DInner Party for Four

All four elephants unexpectedly ate dinner together recently. Shirlei went out to feed and found Rana and Mara first, near the 5A water trough. She fed both of them near where they were. As she was dropping off their dinners, Maia came through the training square, presumably looking for her…...

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Hanging Out Together

Mara and Rana have been having their share of “lazy days” recently. They seem not to want to take more than 30 steps at a time, and they end up staying in a smaller area for a portion of the day. It seems to be associated with being closer to…...

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Quiet Mellow Days

We have been enjoying observing everyone’s quiet, mellow days lately, which are typical for this time of year. Lady is spending lots of time in “her” bushes this week, although she went to the back of Yard 4 this afternoon. From the cameras, we know that Maia, Rana, and Mara…...

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Mara Makes the New York Times!!!

Mara makes the New York Times!!! We are very excited to share this New York Times article about how South America came together, against all the odds, to open the borders for Mara’s relocation to Elephant Sanctuary Brazil. Although some of our friends have stated that they wished that GSE…...

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Rana’s Growth: Part II

Maia has been visibly trying to temper her “bulldozer” side around Rana and Mara. It seems like she is making genuine overtures for a deeper relationship. We’ve talked about this growth from Maia’s standpoint, but not from Rana’s. Remarkably, Rana has responded to Maia with a welcoming grace. (This is…...

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