Rana

Video: Rana and Bambi Reunite with Mara

This video was taken last week from one of our habitat cameras. It is not as high-resolution as those we might take up close with our cameras or phones – but it captures the essence of the relationship between Mara, Bambi, and Rana so well that we had to share. ...

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Video: Snacktime for Rana

Elephants graze constantly. Because their bodies are designed to digest food in small amounts, they may spend up to 20 hours of their day eating. As we’ve joked before, most elephant days look something like: eat, chat, nap, poop, repeat. But the best days for the elephants are often those…...

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Sanctuary Memories: Rana’s Call to Her Sisters

As part of our ongoing Sanctuary Memories series, Kat shares a memory of Rana that she’s always felt was profound. It is a reminder that, though captive elephants approach healing in unique ways, elephants often know fairly quickly when they are in a safe and restorative place....

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Video: After Dinner With Rana, Mara, and Bambi

Rana and Mara are enjoying a few after-dinner mouthfuls of hay when Bambi decides to join the group, making a perfect Bambi-sized spot between the other two ladies. Mara goes in for a close-up at one point, but you can see the contented look on each of their faces. Lots of…...

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Chilly Weather Makes for Silly Parties

We recently had a couple of cool days here at the sanctuary, and colder weather makes most elephants act spunky and silly. In fact, all animals of all sizes in the habitat seemed to be giddy and having fun. ...

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Video: First Steps to Freedom

The story of each elephant here at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil is unique and, when we stop to look back, the work that each individual has done to heal is awe-inspiring. Elephants are remarkable in their power to overcome past challenges and understand the opportunities their new lives hold for them.…...

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