Female Asian Barn

Rana Has Been in the Cutest Mood

Mara spent the day playing in the mud wallow, and Rana has been in the cutest mood. We aren’t sure why, but she has been super cheeky and smiley all day. Just like the rest of us, some days are great days for no apparent reason. Bambi was in Yard…...

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Happy “Ranaversary”!

Happy “Ranaversary,” Rana! Today is Rana’s second anniversary at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil. Rana has come amazingly far in two years. In many ways, she is not the same elephant. Sanctuary changes everyone—human, dog, or elephant, but Rana’s emotional growth has been remarkable, even by sanctuary standards. She arrived as the…...

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Lady’s Observation of Mara

While Mara is spending some time without Rana in Yard 4, she isn’t alone. Lady has continued to spend her time in Yard 4 without showing interest in the barn or other yards. Mara is pretty active, and the other day, while headed to the trough on one of her…...

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Mara’s Lone Adventures

Mara has been enjoying adventures by herself recently. When she decides she wants to wander, she tends to go. She doesn’t wait for Rana (or wait for anything, not even Scott delivering pumpkins); she just goes. Rana is incredibly food-oriented – specifically hay oriented. We are feeding Mara extra food…...

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Maia and Her Heavenly Grass

Maia headed back to the barn after spending an inordinate amount of time gorging on the fresh grass across the creek in Yard 5. Bambi was in Yard 1, spending time with Mara and Rana through a fence. The other two were in Yard 2, which does not share a…...

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Lady in waiting

Rana and Mara were both in the pond one recent morning when we checked the cameras.  They were standing along the edge – with the water level up to their bellies, just splashing away. When we went out to feed them breakfast, Rana was about ten yards from the fence, and…...

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