Rana

Bambi, Mara, and Rana Share Space

Bambi and Mara have continued spending intermittent time together in the same yard. It is going well overall. Bambi has been very respectful of Mara’s space, but she is still staying near her friend. She will wander off to graze but then come back. Sometimes, Rana is with them, but…...

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Rana Is Growing More and More Hair!

Rana is growing more and more hair. We posted about it a few months ago, but her hair has continued to grow thicker and heavier. When she arrived, she was hairless. She has always been a distinct-looking elephant with her hairless body and beautifully smooth, wrinkle-free skin. Now she is…...

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Companions Rana and Bambi

Rana has been enjoying spending her days with Bambi in Yards 1 and 5, and in the evening she rejoins Mara and Maia in Yard 4. Rana and Bambi are very sweet with each other, and it’s nice to see the two bonding and spending more time together. When sharing…...

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Rana Has Been in the Cutest Mood

Mara spent the day playing in the mud wallow, and Rana has been in the cutest mood. We aren’t sure why, but she has been super cheeky and smiley all day. Just like the rest of us, some days are great days for no apparent reason. Bambi was in Yard…...

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Happy “Ranaversary”!

Happy “Ranaversary,” Rana! Today is Rana’s second anniversary at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil. Rana has come amazingly far in two years. In many ways, she is not the same elephant. Sanctuary changes everyone—human, dog, or elephant, but Rana’s emotional growth has been remarkable, even by sanctuary standards. She arrived as the…...

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Mornings with Rana

Bambi has been enjoying mornings with Rana the past few days. After everyone finishes breakfast, we open up for the two to share space while Mara gets her second breakfast.  This scenario allows Mara to enjoy her bonus breakfast at her leisure, without a best friend to “help” her eat it.…...

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