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A Late Start But Ramba is Good

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Good morning everyone. A bit of a late start this morning due to problems cleaning out the crate. But Ramba is good.

The flight required a leakproof tray to be underneath Ramba’s crate, but the back gate couldn’t be opened all of the way with it in place. So this morning the gas station next door and the hotel provided some equipment so Scott could dismantle part of the tray. The back doors can now be opened, and Ramba’s crate is nice and clean.

Ramba slept some last night and looks more rested, although still tired. But that is how pretty much all elephants look during transport. She is continuing to eat her hay and all of the produce that is offered to her, along with her sugar cane (which she loves) and her cranberries (thank you to those that donated to buy them for her). She is drinking, although Scott would like her to drink more, but that has always been an issue with her. They did give her some coconut water and put some Gatorade in her water bucket to get her to drink more. But all is going well.

What this morning demonstrated was what we have seen on all of our rescues here in Brazil- people genuinely want to help. They will go out of their way to get you what you need, get dirty and lend a hand to help out. It’s one of the things we love here. It was a heartwarming way to start the morning. Onward!

October 17, 2019

 

Comments(10)

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    Barb says

    Incredible journey for Ramba and all that have made this happen. Peace, love, and her new sisters are near. What a joyous sight when she arrives in sanctuary! Thank you for providing scenes and updates along the way. So exciting!

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    Maggie says

    Scott isa man of many talents……thank goodness. It doesn’t matter if they have a late start as long as everything is ok. 🤗🤗🤗💚💚💚🐘💚💚💚🐘💚💚💚🐘

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    Carol says

    Love how it is an amazing group effort! Lots of love for these magnificent creatures. Such a blessing!!! Safe travels today! Love to all!

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    Sherry says

    Ramba is doing very well, even though she is stressed. She can still sleep some. Remember even though she doesn’t drink
    enough she can get fluid from all of that delicious food she is eating. Scott is doing a fabulous job taking care of her and I hope
    someone is taking care of Scott. Someone needs to care for the care taker. What about Kat, also, is someone giving her emotional support at the sanctuary? This trip is stressful for her, also, even though she is not on the actual trip?

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    Kristiana says

    It takes a village to move an Elephant!

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    alana says

    Sounds all good! Good! What is the body of water you are crossing, river, lake , name? Is the car in the photo with you guys? Looks like they all have camera’s.

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    catherine says

    yay! ten dots down, ten more to go…. halfway there on the road trip part! positive thoughts and prayers for safe travels for all.

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    Sheila says

    VERY VERY AWESOME UPDATE🙏❤️! YES THIS JOURNEY FOR RAMBA IS TRULY MOVING FOR PEOPLE WHO CAN JUMP IN AND HELP OUT WHERE AND WHEN NECESSARY! BRAVO AND THANKYOU👏 TO FOLKS WHO GAVE TIME, TOOLS AND HELP IN THE TRAY CLEANING! I KNOW SCOTT WOULD BE VERY GRATEFUL!👍. PTL. RAMBA IS STILL HAPPY AND EATING HER GREAT FOODS! GOD BLESS 🙏THE REMAINING JOURNEY AND BLESS EVERYONE INVOLVED! GOD SPEED TO SANCTUARY🙏❤️🐘❤️🙏

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    Carol Anderson says

    Ramba is taking the trip like its no big thing. She must have a natural calmness to her. Almost there. Its so exciting. Cant wait until she sees her new home.. Oh happy day!

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    Carey says

    Thank you that was is so interesting, so good to know how strangers can be so helpful in Brazil. Great for publicising the cause too. Great pic of glorious blue skies and water. I hope you are all a little more rested

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