Rana

Morning Rumbles With Rana

There have been a number of little parties among the elephants in the last few days, and we think that Rana may be the lady initiating them. She has been light and silly and playful with the others. On this morning, Rana was on her way to get her checkups,…...

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Five Girls Together

What you see in this photo – five elephants spending time together – is happening now more than it has before. (From L to R: Guillermina, Maia, Mara, Bambi, and Rana) The girls often hang out at different times in different configurations, but seeing these five collected in one group…...

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An Afternoon Elephant Bath

One recent afternoon, Rana, Mara, and Bambi were in Yard 1 by the barn, while Guillermina was having part of her yearly exam done in the neighboring yard. Mara was standing at the water trough giving herself a drink and, since it was warm, we decided to turn on the…...

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Is the Grass Always Greener?

The entire sanctuary habitat is covered with fresh greenery at the moment, so there’s plenty of browse and graze for the elephants to choose from. However, as Rana is quick to demonstrate here, sometimes what you want is just a little reach away. Scott jokes that “the grass is always…...

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Mara’s Reunion With Bambi and Rana

One morning, when visiting caregiver Nicole got to the barn, it was overcast with a little bit of rain. Bambi and Rana were in Yard 5 rumbling and roaring and running around. They kept walking over to the gate between Yards 4 and 5 and just staring through it. Though…...

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Rana Calls For Her Sisters

Volume on! As you can hear Scott talk about here (and as we wrote about previously), Rana had her sore ankle treated at the barn. However, Rana seemed to have a better idea about what she wanted to do this morning instead of an ankle check. Rather than walk through…...

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