Mara

My Chute. Your Chute.

Our post earlier this week mentioned Rana being in a chute to receive foot care, which left many of you asking how we separate Mara and Rana. Like anything new, it’s a learning curve, but now that they understand the process, it goes smoothly. All of the elephants at the…...

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Sharing Spaces

Lady is continuing to share space with Rana and Mara at times. They are spending overnights together in the habitat as well, and everything is going well. Lady seems relaxed in general. When we see them come across each other in the habitat, she will usually stop and watch Rana…...

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Rana’s Pedicure

It was recently Rana’s turn for a pedicure “tune-up.” While Lady receives foot care almost daily due to the condition of her feet, our other elephants receive foot care on an as-needed basis. Rana has one toenail that had an issue when she arrived and it usually needs a little…...

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Mara and the Birds

When Mara first arrived, she was a little nervous about birds as well as wildlife in general. After decades in a sterile zoo enclosure, she wasn’t used to other animals moving in and out of her space so freely. She also wasn’t used to moving in and out of their…...

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Lady’s Little Parties

Lady continues to be in great spirits and has been very radiant lately. She seems to enjoy having little parties by herself. The other day, she was in the mud wallow in Yard 1 (that’s the one Maia likes to sleep in) having a trumpeting party. Out of habit, we…...

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Elephant Trunks Are Incredible!

Volume up to hear Mara sucking the water into her trunk. Elephant trunks are incredible. They can grab a single blade of grass, or pluck a single berry off a bush, yet it’s strong enough to lift a tree casually. Their trunks don’t have any bones – muscularly, they’re similar…...

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