Sunday, August 09, 2020

How to Move Your Elephant During a Pandemic

Mara at the Buenos Aires zoo. Her enclosure was built in 1904
to resemble a Hindu temple of elephants in Mumbai.
Mara, a 50 year old Asian elephant, was born into captivity at a work camp in India and later performed in a circus. She spent the last 25 years in a zoo enclosure in Buenos Aires. She is now living in Elephant Sanctuary Brazil  where she has thousands of acres to roam free. She was transported 1700 miles to her new home in a large box by a team of 15 keepers.

Mara’s convoy on a road in Brazil where crops and native vegetation meet.

This New York Times article describes how the move was done.

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