Blogs

Finding Rana

Here is a video Scott took this morning when it was time to find Rana for breakfast. She has been staying out all night and exploring both bigger yards. Compared to when Maia and Guida first were given access to the larger space, Rana is exploring more areas at a…...

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National Geographic (Brazil): Rana’s Rescue

We are sharing the Brazilian National Geographic piece that was written on Rana’s rescue. Many people had asked about it, so here it is. We’ll put a rough translation below. But for those who don’t want to read, if you click on the photos in the link above, it will…...

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Maia & Guida’s Need for Nurturing

A lot of our posts lately have been focused on our newest resident Rana, while everyone, including us, gets to know her. Today we wanted to talk a bit about Maia and Guida. While we’ve mentioned their past, to try to give a better understanding of where they are coming…...

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Shifting Schedules

Lovely Miss Rana this morning at breakfast, out by the pond. As will happen for months, everyone’s schedule is shifting and adjusting. Although Maia and Guida were always good about staying away from the barn, since Rana’s arrival, they’re more likely to come back at times they wouldn’t have. Whether…...

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Rana Squeaks!

  One of the qualities that has made Rana easy to work with, from the very beginning, is that she emotes. At the hotel she wasn’t vocal, but she wore her emotions on her face. When working at other facilities, which are generally not set up to function safely around…...

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Space, Diversity & Freedom of Sanctuary

We’re taking a little break from the behavioral posts of the past week, but wanted to share this photo of Rana from the other day. We have been talking about the emotional and social side of what sanctuary offers elephants, but this photo shows the other part: an elephant lost…...

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