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