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Welcome Home, Mara!!

Mara has arrived at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil after her 1,710-mile journey from Buenos Aires, Argentina (2752km).

We are grateful to everyone who has helped to make this happen – especially the EcoParque Buenos Aires, our supporters, and the officials in both Brazil and Argentina who have made an international elephant transport possible during this pandemic.

Here, at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil, Mara will have a large habitat with trees, grass, ponds, creeks, mud wallows, specialized care staff, and elephant friends. Please join our team, our supporters around the world, and our resident elephants – Maia, Lady, and Rana in officially welcoming Mara home!

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And a video a short time after the one above:

Mara has decided to lay down and take a little nap before exploring her new home.

After briefly exploring her new barn (during a Live feed earlier today), Mara decided the first thing to do would be to take a nap – which makes sense after four days of travel!

May 13, 2020

Please visit Mara’s page for more photos and videos of her journey home.

Comments(18)

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    Sallie Robbins-Druian says

    Love this vid! Mara must feel like she landed in luxury! Which obviously she did . . . You are a lucky girl, miss mara, and so deserving . . . Enjoy every moment of your new surroundings! You are among friends and family.

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    Nancy Shaw says

    Scott, You do tell Kat she is too cute, too sweet and Adorable don’t you ?!? hahaha

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    Barb Wilson says

    Absolute thrill to see Mara at ESB! How beautiful she is! Thank you for your love and respect for all the girls!

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      Gramma Tammy says

      Yippee! welcome home everyone another very successful road trip with a very special girl and i can’t wait til Mara gets all rested up and gets out to explore her new gorgeous home and then meets her new herd family im so excited! Well you all get a good night’s sleep which is well deserved you’re quite the team quite the Sanctuary family which I’m so proud to be part of! Thanks guys lots of love and hugs from Minnesota!

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    Jillyp says

    Welcome home Mara, enjoy a good rest. You are loved sooo much 💜💜🐘🐘🐘🥰😘🌾🍉 Good to see you home safe and sound sweet girl 🌱

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    Rachel says

    Beautiful, beautiful Mara. I was mesmerized watching both videos, seeing her take the first steps onto the sanctuary, and then succumbing to her body’s need for some rest. I can’t express how happy I am for her and looking forward to the next posts and videos describing her journey of a new life of freedom. Rest up Mara and staff – lots of good things to come! ❤️

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    Nancy Shaw says

    Scott, do you remember how long it took Dulary to come out of her transport?

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      EleComposer says

      Maybe 6 hours or a bit longer.

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    Julie says

    Yay! Welcome home Mara! And a great big thank you to all who worked on her passage to freedom. I’m overwhelmed with joy for Miss Mara! ❤️

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    Debra Moore says

    DARLiNG GIRL!!! SO GLAD she is home. She looks pooped! Well done to all the team !!! I wonder what is she thinking about all of this. Looking forward to introductions.

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    Debbie Sides says

    Welcome home sweet pea. Be happy darling!🤗💚🐘💚

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    Carey says

    Well done!!! what a huge journey , wow, I cant imagine such a journey. So glad every one is safe, and very glad to see that face masks and other protective clothing is being worn on such a trip. Keep safe keep well everyone please.

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    Muriel Servaege says

    Mara is adorable, so cute and she obviously trusts her humans.

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    Sherry says

    Welcome home, Mara, to your beautiful sanctuary and FREEDOM! You are one lucky elephant! I am so happy for you!
    I can see you are exhausted from your trip. Your new friends are waiting for you.

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    Gramma Tammy says

    Yippee! welcome home everyone another very successful road trip with a very special girl and i can’t wait til Mara gets all rested up and gets out to explore her new gorgeous home and then meets her new herd family im so excited! Well you all get a good night’s sleep which is well deserved you’re quite the team quite the Sanctuary family which I’m so proud to be part of! Thanks guys lots of love and hugs from Minnesota!

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    Tracy H says

    Welcome home sweet beauty mara!!!!!! Cant wait for you to meet your new sisters. Your finally home in paradise🐘❤️🐘❤️🐘❤️ again, I cant thank you all enough for what yall do for these special ladies. Love to you all

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    Rosie P says

    I did not move for the whole live filming of Mara’s arrival. Breathtaking, emotional, heartwarming, amazing…oh,my.
    Welcome home darling Mara, now you have joined our sanctuary family.
    So glad to have Scott and team home and safe…bless you and thank you for this incredible achievement in bringing Mara to her forever home.You must be exhausted so I hope you are able to get some well deserved rest soon. I cannot even begin to imagine the coordination and organisation involved in this massive venture. I am totally in awe of you all.
    Much love and gratitude. XXXXXXXXX

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    Sheila says

    Mara. 🐘arrived and is lying down for a 💤nap!!!! Bravo to dear. I’m very excited for her to meet the ladies‼️
    Mz mara. is quite a chubby lady!I believe mara will ❤️love her home very quickly‼️👍🙏

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