Mara

Lady Continues to Gain Confidence

Lady has been continuing to gain confidence. Initially, when Lady shared the larger yards with Rana & Mara, we were curious if she truly knew they were already in the yard when she’d enter. When she was sharing the smaller yards (1-3), we were confident she knew, because they would…...

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Happy International Friendship Day!

It’s International Friendship Day. And someone recently asked if Mara was learning about friendship and boundaries from Rana. While Rana has been at Sanctuary for longer, knowing what it means to be a friend is somewhat new to her too. Mara and Rana are learning about friendship together as a…...

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Sharing Space

Maia and Lady still aren’t sharing space. Maia, in many ways, is our easiest elephant – what you see is what you get with her. Maia can be a bit intense at times, and while it is coming from a benevolent place, it can be a bit much for another…...

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RanaBug Is a Very Clever Girl ;)

Rana and Mara seem to have a balanced relationship. Being together seems to be the most important part of the equation for them. Maia and Guida would sometimes wander off to different parts of the habitat and spend time apart. That’s something we haven’t seen with Mara and Rana. They…...

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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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