Rana

Rana and the Itchy Scratchy Tree

Maia headed to the barn the other day around lunchtime, which is around the time Rana and Lady are separated for the afternoon most days. We were about to put down hay in Yard 4 for Rana when Maia popped up. We stopped to let them greet each other before…...

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Settling Into Their New Routine Nicely

Lady and Rana share space most mornings. Usually, Rana is the more active one, moving around the entire area, and Lady adjusts her position accordingly. Rana moves around comfortably, following her nose, without too much thought, but remaining aware of Lady’s comfort. Lady is ever mindful of Rana’s position and…...

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Rana and Lady Spending More Time Together

Rana and Lady are continuing to share space in the mornings. After Rana exits the barn, goes out into the yard, and settles in, we open the area to Lady. Lady is still choosing to walk out into the Yard with Rana daily. It’s going very well. Rana has accepted…...

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Lady and Rana Watching One Another

Lady & Rana spent most of yesterday on opposite sides of the fence, watching one another. When they do this, they move around and graze, but are always aware of where the other is and what they are doing, while almost seeming to ignore each other. (Maia doesn’t have the…...

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Treatment Day for Maia and Rana

It’s a treatment day for Maia and Rana, and they were both far from the barn. We try to work with their choices to the best of our abilities, so we decided to do their treatments along the fence line to disturb their day as little as possible. Especially since…...

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Good Rains and a Happy Rana

Despite being the wet season in Brazil, it’s been a few weeks since we’ve had a good rain. Thankfully, the uncharacteristic dry spell broke yesterday when we had not one, but two glorious rainstorms. Followers frequently worry about what the elephants “do” when it rains if they’re away from the…...

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