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Fence Party TIme for Rana, Mara, and Bambi!

Rana and Mara

With Mara and Rana’s seemingly increasing boredom, we opened the gate to Yard 4 to give them the option of joining Lady for a few days. They did not immediately head into the yard. Rana spent some time near the open gate, but Mara spent much of the day socializing with Bambi along a shared fence. After dinner, Mara walked toward the open gate, and Rana followed without hesitation. At 10 p.m. feed, they were both very mellow, grazing deep in the habitat.

The following morning, Scott heard what can only be described as a ruckus. There was a massive amount of trumpeting, bellowing, and roaring. It was so loud that Scott headed down to check on the elephants a couple of hours early.

He quickly found the source – Rana, Mara, and Bambi were having a party along the fence. It appeared that Rana and Mara went to the water trough near Yard 3 for a drink and found Bambi just on the other side of the fence. Since it had been several hours, apparently a celebration was in order.

Lady was in Yard 4, but in her typical style, she was far away from the commotion, enjoying trunkfuls of grass on the other side of the pond.

Photo of Rana (foreground) and Mara (background).

November 28, 2020

 

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Comments(11)

  1. REPLY
    John says

    I relate to Lady. The woman defines the word “chill”.

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    Kelejan says

    You are always searching out ways to please your girls to keep them happy.

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    Beji says

    Party hearty, ladies. ❤️ Rock on!

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    Barb says

    So what is the minimum time that reuniting calls for a new celebration :o)? Love those girls!

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    FRANCINE FORD says

    Party of 3! I can only imagine the sound of 3 happy Gray Ladies having a fence-side coffee klatch that got everyone’s attentions there. So happy for these Sanctuary meets & greets. Whether it’s a party of 1 or 2 or 3 or more; it’s a party. I’m quite sure there’s no parties going on in the dismal zoos or circuses where these girls cane from; a sure sign that they’re finding Sanctuary to be “Home”; safe & sure; HOME. I love these moments you share with all of us. They transport me to Sanctuary. Thank you!
    ❤🐘❤🐘❤🐘❤🐘❤🐘

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    Sallie says

    PARTY ON GIRLS! YOU ARE COMING T0GETHER BEYOND A TEA PARTY! YAHOO! WHOOPEE! DO YOUR THING & PARTY ON! YOU GIRLS ARE SO FASCINATING! LOVE YOU TO BITS!

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    JoAnn Merriman Eaton says

    Love these impromptu friendship celebrations! Your posts absolutely transport me to GSE. 🐘♥️

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    bo says

    Happy times!

    and what John says just makes me laugh… 🙂 ==>>Lady…the woman defines the word “chill”…

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    Rosie P says

    I am “in the moment” every time I read these blogs! The three ladies partying while Lady listens from afar and carries on doing what Lady does….getting on with life in her own way. Her own choice.
    And today Kaavan is finally finding his sanctuary. Maybe he can hear the girls trumpeting from across the continents!! We can all roar for another precious life saved.

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    SHEILA says

    VERY LOVELY! LADY ❤️IN SAME YARD AS MARA AND RANA?❓OH THIS MAKES ME SO HAPPY! IM SURE LADY WILL STAY HER DISTANCE BUT SHE WILL EVENTUALLY REALIZE RANA AND MARA AND MAIA AND BAMBI R NOT HURTFUL MEAN LADIES‼️ BAMBI IS LOVELY EXHUBERANT. BUT LOUD, JUST A HAPPY GAL!! MARA LOOKS PRETTY GOOD HOPEFULLY IS GAINING WEIGHT AND FEELING BETTER! RANA IS SWEETHEARTY ALWAYS, AND MAIA IS MZ FRIENDLY FOOD THEIF WHEN POSSIBLE‼️ WE DONT KNOW MUCH ABOUT LADY STILL ONLY SHE WAS RUNNING AWAY ALWAYS AND NOT LOVING TO ANYONE!!! POOR SWEET LADY IS MISSING OUT ON AFFECTION!! I PRAY LADY WILL SOON LOVE ❤️TO BE LOVED!!

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      Kat Blais says

      Lady spends lots of time in yard 4 with Mara and Rana, she has been doing this for months. She stays close, but will walk away if they come closer than her 20-yard buffer. She enjoys being around them, just doesn’t want to be right next to them at this point.

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