Rana

Rana Shares Space With Maia and Bambi

After Bambi, Maia, Mara, and Rana spent a part of the evening in Yard 1 as a foursome, Maia and Bambi ended up going back into Yard 5, while the other two elephants stayed in the yards near the barn. They all remained in their spots overnight. At one point…...

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Four Ladies Share One Yard

Because Lady is still spending time in the male Asian yards, we opened up the remaining yards so the other five elephants could roam wherever they wanted to go. During the evening, there was what sounded like a loud Rana trumpet. Just to make sure all was well, Scott and…...

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Rana’s Rainy Weather Footwork

Because it’s the end of the rainy season (though the rain started late and has been continuing longer than expected), we are working on end-of-season footwork. As the elephants’ pads, nails, and cuticles soften up when the rain starts in earnest, they all get a few rounds of maintenance work…...

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Sunday Smile: Mara and Rana in the Rain

We had three or four days of solid rain, followed by a day of sunshine. As expected, the elephants were delighted by the rain, though perhaps ready for a sunny day after so many showers. ...

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Rana is a Chatterbox

Rana has been a complete chatterbox lately. When she and Antomilso are doing treatments, we hear her talking to him more and more. During a morning checkup with Mara, Mara didn’t want to leave the treatment chute, so Antomilso was trying to encourage her to leave – but then Rana…...

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Antomilso and Rana’s Relationship

Rana and Lady are known for being a little challenging for caregivers, but in different ways. Rana needs whomever is taking care of her to take a moment before starting anything and connect with her. Once that is established, she also requires them to be present in that time and…...

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