Rana

Treatment Day for Maia and Rana

It’s a treatment day for Maia and Rana, and they were both far from the barn. We try to work with their choices to the best of our abilities, so we decided to do their treatments along the fence line to disturb their day as little as possible. Especially since…...

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Good Rains and a Happy Rana

Despite being the wet season in Brazil, it’s been a few weeks since we’ve had a good rain. Thankfully, the uncharacteristic dry spell broke yesterday when we had not one, but two glorious rainstorms. Followers frequently worry about what the elephants “do” when it rains if they’re away from the…...

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Update on Rana’s Eye

We wanted to do an update on Rana’s eye – as many of you know, she has a papilloma, which we have discussed in several posts. It’s in the wart family and is more common in African elephants, but it does occasionally occur in Asian elephants. They usually look a…...

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Rana’s Visit to Ramba’s Grave

Rana visited Ramba’s grave yesterday and stayed there for several hours. She was still at the grave site at dinner time, so we took the opportunity to visit with her. Rana was quiet and seemed more reverent than sad. She seemed to be in quiet reflection, as her face was…...

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Rana Update

Losing an elephant is always hard – it’s hard on the caregivers, the supporters, but, most of all, it’s hard on the elephants left behind. Many of you saw that firsthand, reading our updates on Maia after Guida passed. It’s worth remembering that Maia and Guida knew each other for…...

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For Those With Questions on What Came Next After Ramba Passed

A lot of people have asked about what happened with Ramba’s body after she passed. While we know this is a question many of you have, we also know that it’s not something others of you want to discuss or think about. For this reason, we have created a page…...

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