Mara

A Little Splashing and Napping with Friends

Maia was recently standing in the pond as Rana and Mara splashed along the edge. This scenario happens somewhat regularly lately. As we approach the end of the dry season, the ponds become more and more popular. Once it starts raining, and water is abundant, the ponds get slightly less…...

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Lady Epitomizes the Autonomy of True Sanctuary

One recent morning, Kat was giving Lady a drink from the hose in Yard 3 when Lady spontaneously decided to take a bath. Her bath nicely muddied one of the elephant-made mud wallows, so it turned into a small mud party. Lady had a wonderful time, and it eventually segued…...

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Feliz Sete de Setembro & Happy Labor Day

In Brazil, everyone celebrates Independence Day today, on September 7 — or as they say in Brazil — Sete de Setembro. In the US, today is Labor Day, which is always celebrated the first Monday in September, in honor of the labor movement. It’s rare to have the two holidays…...

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National Wildlife Day at the Sanctuary

Wildlife here is everywhere, and it’s National Wildlife Day. ANI We wanted to share a little about the black birds that are frequently visible in our photos and that most elephants are a bit nervous around when they first arrive. In Portuguese, they’re known as Anu-pretos, and, in English, they…...

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Taking Turns In the Pond

When Maia, Rana, and Mara are sharing space, there are many days when it feels like they spend the entire day taking turns in the pond. Our team will check the cameras and see Maia in the pond. A little bit later, we will look and see Rana & Mara.…...

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A Rana Mara Mini-Party ?

Rana and Mara were hanging out by a water trough one morning after treatment. Rana eventually headed toward a nearby shade tree, next to the pond, while Mara was playing in the mud. Our team was still there, cleaning up from treatment. Mara isn’t always the most observant elephant, and,…...

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