Mara

The Heaviest Head in All of the World

The elephants love to take morning naps. While they remain awake for morning treatment (most of the time), standing still and being hand-fed fruit (as treats) can be quite exhausting…or at least they act that way. The other morning, after treatment, sleepy Mara walked over to the fence and threw…...

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There She Is!

Earlier this week, Maia, Mara, and Rana were in Yard 1 while Lady was in Yard 2. Kat and Scott headed up to their house to eat lunch. As they left, Maia tried to walk between Rana and Mara. Everyone got a little loud and silly, but it calmed down…...

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Training and Treatment With Our Inseparable Twosome

As we have mentioned previously, Rana has a papilloma near her eye (the white spot that is visible in photos). We treat it every other day with topical preparations and a medical cold laser. Since Rana and Mara are somewhat inseparable, we are using Rana’s every-other-day eye treatment as a…...

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Mara’s Mud Party of One

Mara enjoyed her first dip in the mud wallow! We arrived to drop off dinner to Rana and Mara last night and found the two elephants between the pond and the mud wallow in Yard 4. Mara looked pleased with herself. Half her face and much of her body had…...

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Settling into a Lovely New Normal

Rana and Mara are still best friends and overjoyed by life, but they are starting to figure out a new normal. These small shifts are them developing boundaries and forming a more in-depth relationship. In the beginning, Rana was so excited with her new (or possibly old?) friend, that she…...

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Behind the Scenes

There is a lot that goes on at the Sanctuary “behind the scenes” to keeps the elephants happy. One of those regular occurrences is habitat maintenance. Even though the Asian Elephant Habitat is many acres, there are still a few spots where the girls spend a significant amount of time,…...

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