Rana

Bambi and Rana’s Evolving Relationship

Since her arrival, Bambi has been a colorful example of how dynamics among elephants in sanctuary can shift with the entrance of a new individual. Not only are new relationships formed, but relationships that already exist between elephants who have known each other for years can also change. Every individual…...

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Mara, Bambi, and Rana – Minding Their Manners

The meal schedule for all of our elephants has returned to its regular routine. There is currently no need for night feeds, so everyone is back to their usual timetables. Mara has been eating well and eating everything we give her. We are happy to see that Bambi is also…...

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A Typical Day in the Life of a Sanctuary Elephant

If you were to ask for a simple description of an elephant’s day here at sanctuary, you might get a joking answer like: nap, eat, chat, poop, nap, eat, play, poop, etc. But, of course, there’s a little more to it than that… sometimes.  As the sun comes up, our…...

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A Health Check-Up With Rana

None of the elephants at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil came to us in perfect health, but we have seen each of them heal in so many ways since their arrival. Rana is now in good health for her age, but she has some smaller, lingering issues that still need attention....

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Video: A Quick Chat With the Three Ladies

We never know what the elephants might be talking about. Knowing Mara, Bambi, and Rana, it’s possibly dinner – but they seem to be good storytellers, no matter what the topic. Scott recently recorded a short moment of casual conversation. At around 9 seconds, you can hear Rana make an…...

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Bambi and Rana Cause a Nighttime Commotion

Because Lady has been spending more time in Yard 5, the other four elephants have been given access to Yards 2, 3, and 4. We don’t necessarily keep track of them at night, but we really don’t need to because they give us vocal status updates throughout the evening. Mara,…...

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