Mara’s Surprising Skills: Watch How This Elephant Trades a Banana!

In an unexpected display of intelligence and charm, Mara, the elephant, has stunned onlookers by peeling a banana with her trunk and trading the peel with her caretaker, Kat. This heartwarming video showcases Mara’s unique abilities delightfully.

When Mara first arrived at the sanctuary, she captivated the team by peeling her bananas – a behavior rarely observed in elephants.

Watch the video at the end.


Although she later switched to devouring them whole, her recent demonstration astonished us. The footage captures Mara’s banana-peeling prowess and her endearing trading behavior.

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It seems that Mara’s initial banana-peeling routine might have resulted from her environment at the Ecoparque, possibly stemming from boredom.

However, her banana-peeling habits changed after finding a new home at the sanctuary and forming bonds with fellow elephants. She traded the banana peel back, showcasing her surprising fondness for interaction.

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The heartening video captures a significant moment during Mara’s training session. As she peeled the first banana handed to her, her caretakers were amazed.

To their astonishment, she willingly exchanged the banana peel for something else – a remarkable behavior not typically associated with elephants.

Mara continues demonstrating her remarkable and adorable traits, proving to be a delight for all who encounter her.

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Her playful and charming antics remind us of the incredible intelligence and emotions that elephants possess.

Join us in celebrating Mara’s unique personality and heartwarming actions, which showcase the extraordinary depth of connection between humans and these majestic creatures.

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