Rana

Settling Into Her New Life

    Mara is settling into her new life and seems to be realizing it won’t be taken away from her. Often there is a ‘too good to be true’ mentality with new elephant arrivals, which is understandable. It manifests itself in numerous ways, depending upon the individual, but some…...

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Maia Shares Space With Mara and Rana

This morning, just after breakfast, we let Maia into yards 1, 2, and 3 with Mara and Rana. The video begins just after we opened the gate. For those that don’t know Maia, she’s a big girl with big energy who is sometimes lovingly referred to as a bulldozer. She’s…...

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Maia and Mara’s First Touches

In the previous post, you saw Mara and Maia’s interaction from a distance. This video not only gives you a closer look but a chance to see their first touches. When watching, you can see that Maia actually takes a step back when both Mara and Rana noisily approach. For…...

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Mara, Maia, and Rana

Maia is on the left (by herself), Mara is in the middle, Rana is on the right. They have been interacting occasionally along the fence today, but Maia has still not shared space with Mara. Maia seemed a little sleepy, cranky, and disinterested this morning, so we decided it would…...

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Opening Up the Gate for Mara and Rana

Our other catch up video from yesterday is when we opened the gate between Mara and Rana. This was about an hour after the first incidence of them touching through the fence. After that, they walked away a bit and took a short standing nap. When they woke, they got…...

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Mara and Rana’s First Touches

The video is from yesterday, but we had many many requests to see Mara and Rana’s first touches, and also when the gate was opened up between Rana and Mara. We will work on trying to get the other video done today as well. The videos are on the long…...

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