Rana has been enjoying spending her days with Bambi in Yards 1 and 5, and in the evening she rejoins Mara and Maia in Yard 4. Rana and Bambi are very sweet with each other, and it’s nice to see the two bonding and spending more time together.
When sharing space, Rana and Bambi aren’t always together. Still, when they reunite after wandering apart, they seem happy to see each other again. We frequently see them side-by-side, leaning on each other and sharing food.
Sometimes at night, the three will meet up near the barn. During those times, Scott will occasionally see a fourth elephant, Lady, nearby. When the four elephants converge, it’s usually with Bambi in Yard 1 or 5, Lady in Yard 3, and Mara and Rana in Yard 2 or 4.
Lady is becoming more comfortable with the three and their antics. She will head toward them and observe from a distance. After the celebration quiets down, Lady will frequently approach. She won’t go all the way to the fence, but she will get relatively close.
Photo of Rana (left) and Bambi (right) during one of their frequent hangouts.