Mara

Maia’s Emotional Path

It is both promising and fascinating to see Maia approaching Bambi, Mara, and Rana lately and how she has chosen to go about the possibility of building relationships. The dynamics between each individual elephant here at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil are complex and those intertwined relationships impact how the herd functions…...

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Sunset at the Sanctuary

“When you look away from the sun, everything else is illuminated.”       – Derek DelGaudio, In and Of Itself We just wanted to share a pure, honest moment of life at sanctuary. Here, Mara and Bambi had come to the barn for dinner and a check-up and were…...

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A Very Welcome Rainstorm

We are currently ending the hottest part of the year in Brazil. Temperatures are topping out and  humidity is increasing. We have now had a couple of nice, beautiful rainstorms, which is a sign of things to come. Those storms cooled things off fairly quickly which, in Brazil, can mean…...

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Mara and Bambi Walk Back From Dinner

Sometimes after dinner at the barn, Mara, Bambi, and Rana will lazily stay around or search for leftover scraps; depending on their mood, they might also head back into the habitat right away because they know there are nice piles of food scattered around for them to find. ...

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Our New Well – Muddy Girls are Happy Girls

The ladies here love our ponds. Swimming and splashing and pond blobbing are among their favorite things to do. Even Bambi, who doesn’t necessarily go all the way into the water, enjoys standing on the banks and playing in the squishy mud. ...

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Video: The Three Ladies Snack Together

Here you can see Rana, Bambi, and Mara enjoying one of their typical afternoon snacks in the habitat. Each girl has her own pile of hay and produce in front of her. However, Bambi decides that she wants to see what Rana has in her pile (you never know –…...

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