Rana

A Very Welcome Rainstorm

We are currently ending the hottest part of the year in Brazil. Temperatures are topping out and  humidity is increasing. We have now had a couple of nice, beautiful rainstorms, which is a sign of things to come. Those storms cooled things off fairly quickly which, in Brazil, can mean…...

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Video: The Three Ladies Snack Together

Here you can see Rana, Bambi, and Mara enjoying one of their typical afternoon snacks in the habitat. Each girl has her own pile of hay and produce in front of her. However, Bambi decides that she wants to see what Rana has in her pile (you never know –…...

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Video: A Relaxed Afternoon With All Five Elephants

Last week, all five of the girls spent a bit of time near each other, which certainly doesn’t happen every day. In the afternoon, they were a little spread out. Lady came to the barn for her footsoaks and treatments, then headed back out to graze in Yard 5. Maia…...

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Shared Moments Between Old Friends

It seems that Maia and Rana have been finding moments to spend a bit of time together lately. A few days ago, near breakfast time, Rana walked into the yard where Maia was relaxing and the two stood near each other for a while. Because Maia can be keen to…...

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Breakfast For Some, Naps For Others

Bambi and Rana were spending time together at breakfast recently and Mara was off on her own. The two made an effort at calling for her – a few trumpets and some rumbles – but nothing like the loud, urgent bellows they’ve made in the past when Mara gets separated…...

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Noises in the Night

When Scott and Kat are at the house in the evenings, they often hear a bit of noise coming from the habitat. Sometimes it can be rumbling or bellowing or trumpeting. Generally they make the decision on whether to go down to check on the elephants based on the energy…...

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