Mara

Mara Makes Footwork Exciting

As we are in the rainy season process of doing footwork on all of the elephants at sanctuary, we had a good session with Mara a few days ago. We also got a funny reminder of just how smart elephants can be, especially when it comes to food.  Normally, when…...

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Bambi Eases Back Into the Fold

After our last report of a shift in energy among Bambi, Mara, and Rana, things seem back to normal, for the most part. Bambi decided to take some time to herself, and it appeared as though Mara eventually began trying to encourage Bambi to join her and Rana again. It’s…...

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Bambi’s Mood Shifts a Little

We shared last week that Mara and Maia spent a few calm minutes together, standing very close to one another, with Maia even touching Mara a few times. For some reason, the dynamics among Bambi, Mara, and Rana seem to have shifted a little since then. Perhaps Mara realized that…...

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Rana Thinks Bambi’s Snack Looks Delicious

  Rana, Bambi, and Mara are leisurely enjoying their afternoon snack when Rana starts to eye Bambi’s pile of hay. Rana very casually walks over, takes a trunkful of Bambi’s hay, and keeps walking. Bambi seems completely unfazed and finishes her mouthful before heading back to finish what was originally…...

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Mara and Maia Have a Calm Interaction

A few days ago, Mara was on a solo trip to the barn for dinner. As Mateus and Kairo were setting up the gates so she could head into the smaller yards, Maia showed up and was standing fairly near Mara. They realized that Maia had joined her when they…...

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Rana Leads Mara and Bambi As the Sun Sets

One evening after dinner, Scott caught Rana, Mara, and Bambi on a short stroll as the sun was setting. It’s a point of view that we rarely see, with the elephants fully in silhouette. Rana gets a close-up in the end, which clearly shows her soft and lovely face.  We…...

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