Rana

Is the Grass Always Greener?

The entire sanctuary habitat is covered with fresh greenery at the moment, so there’s plenty of browse and graze for the elephants to choose from. However, as Rana is quick to demonstrate here, sometimes what you want is just a little reach away. Scott jokes that “the grass is always…...

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Mara’s Reunion With Bambi and Rana

One morning, when visiting caregiver Nicole got to the barn, it was overcast with a little bit of rain. Bambi and Rana were in Yard 5 rumbling and roaring and running around. They kept walking over to the gate between Yards 4 and 5 and just staring through it. Though…...

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Rana Calls For Her Sisters

Volume on! As you can hear Scott talk about here (and as we wrote about previously), Rana had her sore ankle treated at the barn. However, Rana seemed to have a better idea about what she wanted to do this morning instead of an ankle check. Rather than walk through…...

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Rana’s Sore Ankle

  The other day, caregivers noticed a small area of swelling on one of her ankles. She was not favoring it or acting like she was uncomfortable, but we brought her in to take a closer look.  Superficially, it didn’t look like much so we were keeping an eye on…...

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Lady and Rana Spend the Night in the Male Yard

This week, Lady and Rana had a little sleepover in the male Asian yard. Though this is the first time they’ve shared this particular space in the evening, the two of them have stayed overnight in other yards together (as has Lady with Rana and Mara). Rana had spent the…...

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Sometimes Everything Goes As Planned

As a caregiver, some days with the elephants are easier than others. Part of giving elephants choice means that they can, for instance, come to breakfast all together at the same time – or it could mean that you have to seek them out individually. Nicole experienced this recently when…...

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