Mara

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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Our Sun Zombies

The day our recent cold snap ended, the sun came out early during treatment time. It was like a switch flipped, and all four elephants became sun zombies. It seemed as if the sun and warmth made their brain cells melt. Although the temperature only went down to 60*F (16*C),…...

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Moving in the Right Direction

Mara and Rana have been side by side since Mara’s arrival. Whenever we saw one, the other was usually right there, mere feet away. Lately, they’ve been showing comfort being a little further apart. Scott recently went to feed and found Rana along the fence that separates Yard 4 &…...

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Mara Peels and Trades a Banana! ?

Mara peels a banana with her trunk, and politely hands the peel to Kat. Many of you asked for a video of Mara peeling a banana, and others have asked for a video of Mara trading. Delightfully, this video has both. When Mara first arrived, she peeled her bananas, which…...

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A Little Nearby Splish Splashing Didn’t Awaken This Pond Blob

Maia continues to nap on the edge of the ponds, without regard to who is nearby. One recent morning, Maia, Rana, and Mara were spending time relatively close in Yard 4. Unsurprisingly, Maia wandered off to take a nap in the nearby pond. She slept in the shallow area, where…...

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A DInner Party for Four

All four elephants unexpectedly ate dinner together recently. Shirlei went out to feed and found Rana and Mara first, near the 5A water trough. She fed both of them near where they were. As she was dropping off their dinners, Maia came through the training square, presumably looking for her…...

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