Mara seems to prefer more frequent stops; so, the caravan will be stopping more often today. During a recent stop, Scott cut some palms, banana leaves and mango branches to try. As you can see, Mara thought her palms were delicious and entertaining! It’s raining heavily at times, but she is still doing well, and things are going smoothly.
We should have a better idea of arrival later tonight, but for now, it is still too soon for us to estimate when they will arrive. Right now, Mara is determining the schedule.
Back at the Sanctuary, all is good and quiet. Lady came back to the barn on her own and spent a few days near the barn earlier in the week. She returned to Yard 4 yesterday and seems to be loving spending time there.
Maia and Rana have been hanging out in the back of Yard 5, but are checking in at the barn. It’s rare for them both to return to the barn – especially when they are so far away from it. But the past few days, they have made the trek to stop by the barn and scope things out. They seem to know something is up, but it is unclear if they know THE something is a someone, a new elephant named Mara. ?
Video of Mara in her transport crate, snacking on fresh-cut palms, on her way to Elephant Sanctuary Brazil
May 12, 2020
- Click here for a map of where Mara is.
- See below for a sanctuary habitat map of the yards where Maia, Rana, and Lady are spending time today.