Ramba was in the crate when Scott decided to go live, but then she came over to see what he was doing. After that she went to see if she could get some pizza. 🙂
October 14, 2019
Today is cold and rainy so our Grandma is spending some time inside of her barn. She is not remotely interested in getting wet. It’s a very uneventful way to start the day, although she was in and out of her container repeatedly throughout the night.
Instead of a photo of Ramba in her barn (below), we figured we would share a short video put together by the team that will be accompanying us on Ramba’s journey. Our hope is that while we provide updates and keep everyone posted, they can take a step back and capture more of the essence of her rescue and the beginning of a new life for Ramba.
We asked the team at FiLMiC Pro to come along on Ramba’s journey and help us tell her story. They brought award-winning filmmaker Cassius Rayner Go Film to capture every moment and apparently bring a little bit of entertainment to Scott’s trip. Please enjoy a little taste of some of the footage from their first day at the park.
It’s cold in Chile, but Ramba was given some of her breakfast inside of her crate just to give her a chance to check it out a bit. Unfortunately the cold weather doesn’t make it ideal to have her spending time at the container, but it is supposed to warm up later this afternoon.
The acclimation process will be slow and ongoing, not pressuring her to get in, just making sure she knows it’s ok and safe and letting her go about things at her own pace.
After a long day of waiting for an inspector to come, Ramba’s crate was placed in her yard and she had access at the very end of the night. This wasn’t to try to get her to go inside, this way just so she could see what it was while there was still daylight.
We generally let them go about things at their own pace. Elephants are so smart and curious that they often just walk in on their own to check things out. Ramba will have access to her container 24/7 so she can explore it as she chooses.
Scott hopped on a plane at 5 this morning to make his way to Chile. He is there now, but has yet to make his way out to the safari park to say hello to Ramba.
Her crate is not there yet, it was at customs at the Chilean border a couple of hours ago. There was a line of trucks, so I would assume it isn’t a quick process.
We will be sure to keep you updated on everything that is happening over the next week. You can follow along on Facebook for live FB video updates, Instagram if you prefer more frequent photos, or receive text updates throughout the rescue by signing up here →
We are beyond thrilled to be able to start sharing her journey with all of you that made her rescue possible. Here we go!!