Rana

Bambi Leads More Nighttime Parties

We’ve talked about the raucous parties that Bambi, Mara, and Rana have been throwing at nighttime, always seeming to be instigated by Bambi.       The three of them often begin around 10pm and go for a couple of minutes until everyone is awake and rumbly. ...

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Sanctuary Memories: Meeting Rana

As part of our ongoing Sanctuary Memory series, Scott shares his thoughts on the first time he met Rana. In 2018, Rana was living at a combination zoo/hotel/waterpark on the Brazilian coast. The property had recently been sold and, though the owners were phasing out the zoo portion of the…...

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Early Morning Vocalizations

Last week when this video was filmed, Scott could hear quite a joyful ruckus early in the morning, coming up the hill from Bambi, Mara, and Rana. When getting ready for the day, there were plenty of happy noises and some trumpeting, for good measure.  Scott went down into the…...

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Sometimes Food Comes First

Our group of three known as the “Powerpuff Girls”: Bambi, Mara, and Rana, are known to often eat together. They don’t spend every moment right next to each other; sometimes they are within a couple feet of each other, sometimes they’re in the same field, and sometimes they break off…...

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Maia and Rana Work On Dynamics

A few days ago, Maia and Rana were sharing close space and Rana walked over to Maia;  Maia did what you see here: rested her trunk on top of Rana’s head. This is one way that Maia exhibits dominance and it is a sign that she is navigating her way…...

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Bambi’s Nightly Calls

Bambi, Mara, and Rana are typically active at night and often have conversations with one another. For months now, we have been hearing them frequently around 10pm, having little trumpet fests. Whenever we hear the noise, we look into the camera to make sure all is well, but they seem…...

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