Mara

Happy Friend’s Day!

Today is a special day in Argentina – Día del Amigo! That translates to Friend’s Day, and it’s a popular holiday. It’s somewhat like Valentine’s Day in the US, except it’s your friends that you take out for drinks, dinner, and sometimes gifts. It’s also a day for people to…...

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Healing Is a Long Process

Some of you may have noticed that Maia was missing from the video yesterday. Don’t worry; it’s a good thing. At the sanctuary, some healing and growth are immediate, while other processes are ongoing. Maia changed overnight when she arrived at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil, as did her relationship with Guida.…...

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Water Tanker Party

For the 2019 Big Payback, we raised funds for firefighting supplies. One item on that list was a large water tanker, to provide us with a mobile water source. During the dry season, we keep the full water tanker nearby whenever anyone is welding for safety. Thankfully, we’ve never needed…...

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Time to Start Doing a Little More

Now that Mara is more settled into sanctuary life, it is time to start doing a little more. We take things step by step at sanctuary – as always, an elephant’s comfort is of the utmost importance. It’s usually better to let an elephant find a certain level of comfort…...

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Growing Confidence

While Rana and Mara are easy to separate, Mara has still been attentive to the separation. Now, we are starting to see a shift that suggests another layer of her growing confidence. When Rana and Mara were near the barn one recent morning, we brought Rana into the chute for…...

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One Step Back. And Two Steps (and four sticks) Forward.

When Mara lived at the EcoParque, her life was different in a lot of ways. One of these differences is the bars that separate her from humans. Here, the bars on the fencing are widely spaced of course, but even in the chute and our training walls, we still have…...

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