For Those With Questions on What Came Next After Ramba Passed

Ramba and Rana

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 that will address this. Please visit the page here.

For those who don’t want any knowledge of this, you can stop reading now and look forward to tomorrow’s post. For those who may be interested, let us say a bit more. There is nothing graphic on the page, in photos or details. It just talks about what we do after an elephant passes, where she is laid to rest and other information. We will tell you there is a photo of her after she passed. If you don’t want to see it, don’t go to the page. The reason we included it is because of how peaceful she looks. It’s quite sweet. Not for everyone, but for many that we shared it with, it has brought comfort. There is a map showing where she is buried, a photo of her covered grave, and other details.

Hopefully, this doesn’t offend anyone in any way (although I think nowadays that’s impossible), but we know people have questions. You can respond to this post with additional questions if they aren’t answered there. ❤️

the photo is Rana (left) and Ramba with her gremlin ears, something we hadn’t shared yet. they’re hysterical. we’ll have to share more as we are able to look back and smile.

December 30, 2019


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    Susan says

    Thank you for this. As in all you do, it shows great respect. I did not expect anything other than that from you, Kat and Scott. Bless you for all you do. Ramba is at peace, just as she was at sanctuary. We all want more but it is not to be. Love you so much.

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    Barbara Edis says

    Thank you! I hope everyone found the page and the video as comforting as I did. Hugs to everyone, 4-legged and 2-legged.

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    Bobi StaySee says

    So beautiful. Thank you.

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    Kelejan says

    You all are so caring of both elephants and your supporters. Thank you.

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    Gaby says

    I want to thank you for explaining the details of Ramba’s funeral so delicately, it is a situation that generates many doubts. This helps to understand such a natural dynamic in these beautiful animals, that puts them so close to us in terms of feelings.
    Thanks for all team.

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    Guillermina says

    Thank you for sharing about sweet Ramba. Death is part of life, but it´s hard to say good by.
    Love you forever, Ramba.

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    Lori Hoover says

    Awww, Grandma Ramba had gremlin ears? That is adorable. I still haven’t left something on Ramba’s memorial page, (I will, I just want to give it careful thought, I’ve commented elsewhere), but I just wanted to say thank you for the write ups and for sharing the picture of her having passed. She does look beautiful, peaceful, without weight, or burden, or worry. That’s the best way I can say it, I think. Also, you did give me a needed giggle with the mention of how it is almost(?) impossible not to offend someone these days. It does seem that way, doesn’t it? I hope you don’t receive complaints, as sharing the photo of Ramba did help lighten my soul, I’m sure it helped others as well. Thank you.

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    Karen Bonadio says

    So very grateful to see this most respectful video of dear friends saying their goodbyes.
    Elephants poses such powerful feelings of love and sympathy for each other. I actually feel quite comforted after watching Rana touch Ramba in such a gentle and loving way, as she bids farewell to her sister Ramba. These 2 elephants found each other so very late in life, but the 2 months they had together was nothing short of Pure Bliss , Joy. & Love.

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    Barbara says

    Thank you so very much for this information. Such a beautiful animal deserved the utmost love and respect and you showed her that and more. Her friends loved her too, especially Rana who will miss her friend dearly.
    Rest peacefully Ramba ❤️

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      Jean says

      Thank you So much for the magnifcent care, love and respect that you have shown for Ramba in her resting place. Thank you for your understanding. And compassion for the girls to be able to start their mourning process.

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    Lynne Russert says

    Thank you for this post. I was curious of how you & the elephants dealt with the burial, etc. Loved the video & how tender Rana was with Ramba. It will take me a long time to get over this one. Bless you all.

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    Barb Campbell says

    Thank you so much for this beautiful post I know some do not want to view it but to some like myself it gave me closure ???I loved it so gentle and sweet. Thank-you again you are all awesome people ????????

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    Fiona says

    Thank you for this post; it is very helpful for those who would like an understanding of the practicalities.
    And thank you for creating in such a way that those who prefer not to know more can easily avoid it.

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    Susan says

    Thank you. ❤️?❤️?❤️?❤️?❤️?????

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    Patricia says

    A heartfelt and loving tribute to Ramba and her sanctuary sisters. Thank you so much. Death is a mystery and, yes, a part of life. I can’t help feeling that elephants are in tune with death in a wise and deeply loving way. I think of African elephants stroking bones of long departed loved ones. Like they are saying “We love you always, and remember you.” Sending hugs, prayers, love, and thanks to all, elephant and human.

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    Lane says

    Thank you for the additional information and photos. You and the elephants are teaching us how to live, and how to die.

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    Rosie and Matt says

    Thank you so much for such a comforting post. We feel privileged to share with you those hours before and after dear Ramba’s burial. The love and respect you have shown Ramba is exactly what we expected from you. You are all so wonderful. Rana was given her time with her friend, such dignity, such empathy and such compassion. We send our love and our support and always our gratitude. May our sweet Rambita rest and precious Rana feel the love that is being sent across the world. There will be more days, more rescues and each one will honour Ramba and Guida and the growing herd. We move forward and keep going because of them.
    With our love and respect and bright rainbows! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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    Peppi Boudreau says

    Oh my sweet precious, Ramba. I am so very sorry to hear about your recent passing. I love you, Ramba and always will. You were an absolute delight to see when you arrived at the sanctuary. I enjoyed watching your videos before and after your arrival. It was such a pleasure for me to see you getting to know your surroundings, meeting the girls, and most importantly watching you act like the gracious, sweet, kind and beautiful lady you were always destined to be was a treat to see. I will remember you always. You will remain in my heart forever ?? ?????.

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