Ramba continues to do well in Chile. Unfortunately, she is still waiting, but we are taking a different and newly recommended route to try and get quick approval for her CITES permits. Of course, we have been told it would be fine before, and ‘quick’ is relative here, but everyone involved is hopeful. And there are many people involved in getting her here and resolving permit issues.
Consu is still with Ramba, but Carolina has taken a different job, although she comes back on occasion to help with foot care. This means Ramba has a new caregiver, Diego. We have always found that having male energy around elephants brings a nice balance, and Consu is seeing the same thing. Diego is slowly moving forward with Ramba, allowing her to get to know the new person in her life. While she learns to trust him, he gets to know who she is, how she moves, her likes and dislikes. It’s a process, but Ramba is easy as long as you respect her space.
Here’s hoping for positive news soon. 🤞
May 31, 2019