Rana

We’ve Noticed a Shift. A Good Shift

Rana has been a little different lately (in a good way). It has even been evident in photos – her photos have come out more gorgeous than ever. Rana has always been engaged and present, but, somehow, her eyes just seem bigger and brighter lately. She has small, dark-colored eyes,…...

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Mellow Happy Rana

One recent afternoon, as Scott and Kat headed up the hill to their house for lunch, they saw Rana in the habitat. It was a hot, sunny day, and Rana was standing lazily in the sun. There was a water trough within a few steps (which means a hose and…...

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Elephants Connection to the Land

People frequently ask how the elephants know to eat off the land and provide for themselves. We have been asked this by zoo officials, zookeepers, and laypeople alike. They worry that after not seeing or experiencing grass, vines, or trees up close for decades, the elephants literally won’t know what…...

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I’m Sleepy. I’m Happy.

This is Rana’s “I’m sleepy, I’m happy, the sun feels good, and I might fall asleep” face, which is a common sentiment among the animals here lately. Routines are slowly shifting from rainy season routines to dry season routines, and it’s a nice change after a few months of rain.…...

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Up Close With Rana

Brief live video, up close with Rana in the barn this morning. She’s cute and enjoying her morning palms. ❤️ April 3, 2020...

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Update on Rana’s Eye

It’s been a while since we’ve done an update on Rana’s eye. It is showing substantial but slow improvement. For those who don’t know, Rana developed a papilloma on her left eyelid several months ago. It’s the “white thing” near her eye that is noticeable in many photos (you can…...

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