Mara

Mara Makes the New York Times!!!

Mara makes the New York Times!!! We are very excited to share this New York Times article about how South America came together, against all the odds, to open the borders for Mara’s relocation to Elephant Sanctuary Brazil. Although some of our friends have stated that they wished that GSE…...

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Rana’s Growth: Part II

Maia has been visibly trying to temper her “bulldozer” side around Rana and Mara. It seems like she is making genuine overtures for a deeper relationship. We’ve talked about this growth from Maia’s standpoint, but not from Rana’s. Remarkably, Rana has responded to Maia with a welcoming grace. (This is…...

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Maia’s Growth

Early one day, Rana and Mara were ankle-deep in the pond when Maia showed up. Mara started vocalizing, and in response, Maia stopped. She turned her body around and pointed her rear towards them in a submissive gesture. It seemed to be clear communication that she was listening to Mara’s…...

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Taking Turns During the Morning Treatments

With the ever-evolving dynamics among the elephants, we sometimes have three elephants around during morning treatment. Lady usually doesn’t focus or relax during her foot soaks in the barn if other elephants are around, but is fine with treatment if she is in the habitat. If it is foot soak…...

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Camera Insights: Rana and Mara in the Pond

The team sees Mara and Rana in the pond occasionally, but they generally get out when they see us coming. Even though they graze throughout the day, they still love the four-wheeler snacks. We recently spied the two of them in the pond on the cameras, and Rana looked like…...

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Camera Insights: Maia, Rana, and Mara

The cameras have been giving us a bit more insight into the elephants’ lives. They’ve also confirmed a few unsurprising things – like the impressive amount of time Maia spends as a pond blob. The pond is shallow around the edges for ease of entering and exiting but is deep…...

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