As announced in December, Mara from the Buenos Aries Ecoparque will be coming to Elephant Sanctuary Brazil. Initially, both our team and the team at the Buenos Aries Ecoparque hoped she would be arriving late January/ early February. As it’s already February, we know an update is overdue… Unfortunately, the update is that we have no update.
Mara’s process is still waiting on one final ok from Argentina. Once they have that, she will be ready to begin the next step: her 30-day in facility quarantine. For the worriers out there, Mara has her CITES permits, that part is done. This is just a small step, but a necessary one.
Thanks to the team of positive-reinforcement trainers at the Ecoparque, Mara is fully trained for all of the procedures she needs during the quarantine period (which include injections, trunk wash, and blood draws). We expect her transport will take 4-5 days (the distance is about the same as Rana’s transport). This means, at any point, she will be about 30-days away from transport, and 5 additional days from her forever home with Maia, Rana, and Lady. Once we have a date, we look forward to sharing it with all of you.
Photo is of Mara at the Buenos Aries Ecoparque.
February 11, 2020
Mara’s Page will be coming soon!