Dinner for Three

Maia Rana and Lady

Maia & Lady spent some time hanging out along the fence yesterday afternoon. At dinnertime, they were still in the area, so Scott went to feed Maia and Lady near to each other while Shirlei went to feed Rana. Rana, hearing the four-wheelers, decided Shirlei was taking too long to deliver her food and went searching for her dinner. By the time Shirlei made her way to Rana (3 minutes later), Rana had already found Maia and Lady.

The three ate dinner near to each other along the fence and hung out together for a bit. Lady seemed very comfortable with both Maia and Rana nearby.

We are delighted to have a photo with all three girls to share, even if you can’t see everyone’s face. The photo is Rana in the back, Maia in the middle, and Lady in the foreground.

March 18, 2020

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    Carme Lucia Souza says

    WOW!!! A very special dinner for three very special girls!

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    Patricia says

    Oh, if that isn’t the cutest thing ever, I don’t know what is! Smoochies, girls!!!

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    Rachel says

    Your posts always uplifts my heart. It’s been a crazy time in this world and here in the U.S. I’ve seen an unbelievable spike of people looking stressed, fearful, and confessing that their emotional health is being challenged like never before. I’m trying to remain calm, follow expert advice, and take things one day at a time. But in the midst of all of this uncertainty I want you to know that reading your posts makes my heart smile. It allows me a mental break. Thank you for your part in making this world a better place for humans and animals alike. ?

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      Heidi says

      I agree wholeheartedly! I’m glad the elephants aren’t worrying about social distancing.

      • Rachel says

        Haha – that response made me laugh Heidi. It sure is nice to see the ladies getting closer to each other in more ways than one. 😉

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      Kelejan says

      Well said, Rachel. Like most of you I get many emails but these emails I welcome most of all as they give us the love we need from Global Sanctuary so we in turn can give back, I welcome all the emails pouring into my mailbox when they come with news of our beloved elephants and their caregivers.
      And isn’t it wonderful to see the three of them in the same picture?

      • Nishant Bhajaria says

        Agreed! We don’t deserve these beautiful animals, but these 3 (and Guida and Ramba in heaven) and this community is a source of joy for me and all of us.

      • Rachel says

        It sure is Kelejan! Love it for them…

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    Sandra Proceviat says

    With everything going on here in North America, this posting makes me happier

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    Susan says

    Oh my goodness, they look so close together. So very nice! Love these good news updates. Love you all.

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    Barb says

    Fantastic! The girls are .sharing meal moments.

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    Tracy says

    So happy to see all 3 girls together in a pic. Love them all so much and can’t wait to get updates on them each and everyday. Thanks again for what you all do to make their lives as fantastic as possible.

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    Suzanne says

    So nice to hear…and see! I second the others posting…we sure do appreciate the updates of healing, friendship and love with these Elephants. Goodness in the world…. Blessings to all!

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    Julie says

    Yep! One, two, three lovely ladies make one healing elephant family! Thank you for sharing!

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    Irene says

    Isn’t this the greatest picture! Lvlvlv! So proud Lady! Maia, Rama you two rock! Love your patience and sensitivity for lovely Lady! Awesome job girls!????♥️

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    SHEILA says

    ooohhh nice ooh. really wonderful! i think lady?, maia, ?rana? have all been hanging close to each other at various times in the outback ‼️it certainly appears that lady is very comfortable with rana and maia and doesnt run away in fear any longer‼️ so. just maybe lil mz ?lady is ready to join her sisters❤️ im praying for this soon as mara is arriving?

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    Sallie Robbins-Druian says


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    Rosie P says

    While we humans are practicing social distancing it’s great to hear that our girls are getting close!
    With the state of the world as it is right now, I find peace and serenity in reading these blogs……..a place I wish to visit often for hope and much joy and a break from the uncertainty we are all facing.
    I pray that all will be well for Mara’s transport as the time draws nearer.
    Love to all and be safe everyone!xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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    Muriel Servaege says

    Very special dinner for elephants which, contrary to human beings, are not fussy at all. We should follow their example

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    Sherry says

    It is good to feel happy.

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    Rachel says

    Was reading all these posts and then I came to yours Sherry and it touched me deeply. Yes indeed, it is good to be happy and I’m smiling for you. We are a community of elephant lovers here, and as such it is sooo good to sense the care we have for one another. That makes me happy too 😉

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    Sallie Robbins-Druian says

    At this time in this precarious World of Health, we need. Open Arms and Open Hearts . . .

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      Rosie P says

      So true, Sallie!

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    carey says

    it must be as special and unusual for them as it is for you, still more for them… eating in a group of their own – something so basic yet such a milestone in their lives. You’re all doing wonderfully, thank you

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