On May 9, 2020, due to the intensive and persistent work of Fondation Franz Weber (FFW), Mara was transferred to the Global Sanctuary for Elephants, in Brazil. Mara now shares her life with Rana, one of the other elephant cows in the sanctuary.
Furthermore, we are working relentlessly to transfer all eight elephants still in captivity in Argentina to the Elephant Sanctuary in Brazil. Well advanced are the negotiations for Pocha and Guillermina, two Asian elephant cows, mother and daughter, that endure life in a 200 square meter cement pit in the Ecopark of Mendoza in Argentina.
In Switzerland too, FFW is active in this matter. It supports the petition «No Wild Animals at the Circus!». 26 countries in Europe have already approved restrictions or bans on the use of wild animals in circuses.