A Curious Shift of Late That’s Nice to See

RanaWe’ve noticed a curious shift of late. Although Guida hasn’t lost all of her demonstrative behavior towards Rana since being sick, the two are spending more alone time together. Maia has been going off a bit more on her own, and during those times, Guida seems to content to hang out with Rana.

Guida and Rana have spent time with just the two of them before, but the more significant shift is what happens when Guida goes to leave. In the past, when Guida walked away, it somewhat signaled that socializing was over. Guida would leave, and Rana would stay or head off in another direction. What we are seeing now is that when Guida walks away, Rana follows shortly after. Rana makes sure not to be smothering and doesn’t stay right behind her, but gives her a few minutes and then comes up behind. This has resulted in the three ladies spending more time together since Guida is often heading off to meet up with Maia.

What we don’t know is if Maia and Guida are being more welcoming or if Rana has come to realize that all of Guida’s posturing is more show than anything. There’s no way to truly know, but whatever the reason, it’s nice to see.

The photo: Cute Rana Bug putting on a fresh coating of dirt

April 22, 2019


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    Susan says

    These wonderful moments and observations you share with us (forever in your debt!) seem to reinforce my belief that The Ladies experience emotions and communication on an amazing level. I can’t thank you enough for all that you share. I love everything! ❤️?❤️?❤️?❤️????

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    Kelejan says

    Every day I look forward to these described moments in the lives of these rescued elephants who have never before known such freedom to come and go in their daily wanderings.

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    Maggie says

    This is so lovely to hear. I’m so happy that things appear to be resolved. Rana has learnt not to be too pushy. Fabulous Guida and Maia spend time alone with Rana Bug, then that all three are spending time together.

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    Debbie Sides says

    So lovely their becoming a herd and will hopefully grow with the arrival of Ramba, Pocha & Guillermina. Tamy would have his own habitat I suppose.

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      Kat Blais says

      Yes, he would need his own area even if integration was possible- with birth control, depending upon his disposition.

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    Carey says

    wonderful news

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