Mara

Sunday Smile: Bathing Beauties

Here’s a little bit of a fun “oopsie” from Scott. Bambi (left) and Mara (right) were getting a little bath and drinks from the hose, which they love. He tried to take a photo of the water spray and got their rear ends instead. We hope it makes you laugh…...

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Rana: The Leader of the Pack

While we’re not entirely sure why, it seems that Rana has stepped up into a leadership role within the group of three: Bambi, Mara, and Rana. Rana has a soft energy most of the time, and tends to be comfortable being the last elephant as they travel from place to…...

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Maia and the Three At the Pond

On a recent day, Maia, Bambi, Mara, and Rana were all in Yard 5. Maia was sleeping by the pond – a favorite activity of hers – and the other three girls came by, which woke her up. She walked away from them, but didn’t go far.  About an hour…...

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Mischief at the New Waterer

The team here just installed the first new test waterer for the elephants in Yard 4. They are sturdy and stainless steel, with float valves that tell the apparatus when to automatically refill the container. It will be handy to have two different water sources – one where the girls…...

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Maia’s Emotional Path

It is both promising and fascinating to see Maia approaching Bambi, Mara, and Rana lately and how she has chosen to go about the possibility of building relationships. The dynamics between each individual elephant here at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil are complex and those intertwined relationships impact how the herd functions…...

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Sunset at the Sanctuary

“When you look away from the sun, everything else is illuminated.”       – Derek DelGaudio, In and Of Itself We just wanted to share a pure, honest moment of life at sanctuary. Here, Mara and Bambi had come to the barn for dinner and a check-up and were…...

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