Rana

Monday Morning With the Powerpuff Girls

Humans aren’t always fans of Monday mornings. For some, it can mean a dreaded trip back to work or an extra-sleepy early alarm. Elephants, however, seem to have a different concept of Mondays, so they have no problem starting the week off with a little extra silliness....

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After Breakfast With the Girls

The elephants seem to be settling into a nice rhythm when it comes to mealtime – even if Guille is still working out some of the more subtle details. Each day, there’s a different configuration of girls spending time with one another, but the atmosphere is generally relaxed and comfortable.…...

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Pumpkin for Breakfast

There are few sounds as satisfying as hearing an elephant crush or chomp down on a crunchy bit of produce, and both Rana and Mara obliged this morning during their breakfast. All of the ladies received some extra pumpkins from a Halloween fundraiser independently put on by friends of GSE. ...

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Sunday Smile: Rana Checks For Snacks

Rana isn’t always subtle when it comes to requesting snacks from her caregivers. She will often just open her mouth (as you can see here) as if to say: insert food here, please. After a check-up along the fence line or training wall, we will occasionally oblige if we have…...

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Rainy Morning Meeting

Some mornings are just a delight, for humans and elephants. During our breakfast check-in with the girls, we met them at a rainy moment. Rana, Mara, and Bambi were cheerfully muddy and soaked. (The humans were happy for the rain, but not quite as elated to be drenching wet.) As…...

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Rana’s “Land Shark” Technique

Sometimes after we put snacks out into the habitat, some of the girls become what we refer to as “land sharks,” headed straight toward the food. What you see in this video is Rana’s particular technique for this. She’s more sly in her approach than the others; she likes to…...

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