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Happy 1-Year Anniversary, Rana!

One year ago, Rana arrived at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil. For those that saw her when she was still at the hotel zoo, Rana is a very different elephant. Rana was one of those elephants that changed significantly right away but has continued to grow and heal over the past year.

Some lessons were harder than others. Guida and Maia taught her that sometimes loving someone isn’t enough. Her pushy affection was turned away, and Rana had to learn to put other elephants’ needs before her own. She also discovered that sometimes change isn’t enough, and time is needed. Rana has always rolled with what has come her way and continued to find her own joy while navigating what it means to be an elephant.

With Ramba’s arrival, Rana was much more patient, even somewhat overly reserved- confusing Ramba as to whether she wanted to be friends or not. Once Rana felt confident Ramba wanted to be friends; all of the walls came down. Now we all get to witness the joy having a best friend has brought to Rana and what a good ‘big sister’ she is.

Rana, like all of the elephants, will continue to grow and become an even better herd member. But she is quite lovely the way she is. We are grateful to be part of her life and to be able to offer a life of sanctuary. Thank you to all who made it possible, who have followed along, and found a place in your heart for sweet Rana Bug. ❤️

December 21, 2019

 

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Comments(8)

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    alana says

    A whole year! it just flew by.
    Happy Holidays to all at the Sanctuary & May 2020 be your best year yet!

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    Kelejan says

    I feel so privileged to be a part of Global Sanctuary for Elephants. It gives me solace that there are so many people willing to help these beautiful creatures. I am happy to be a very small part of it.

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    Elke Riesterer says

    🥂I am celebrating Rana’s Anniversary 🥂🐘😀💝

    🌲🐘 ✮ HAPPY ELEPHANTINE HOLIDAY TO ALL OF YOU ✮ 🐘 🌲

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    Tammy says

    Happy Happy 1st Anniversary Rana! So many amazing things happening in such a short amount of time with much more to follow. What an incredible out pouring of love for these cute girls and of course you Scott and your wife Kat who are very special people with such passion and love for all these adorable intelligent Elephants! The sanctuary has the best supporters anywhere and have pulled through time and time again with each new campaign challenge bigger and bigger donations so keep up the great work guys, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone, God Bless!

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    Carey says

    Rana Bug 1 year on and how much she has changed its mind blowing! Delighted for her that she has learn’t how to play the friendship etiquette better now, it has certainly paid off with Ramba and I’m really happy for her. she was so desperate for a friend. It must have been torture to her being on her own at the hotel, I’m chuffed she appears so happy now, and her fused leg joint doesn’t hold her back. Huge thanks to all who care for her, she is a joy to watch

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    Maggie says

    Happy anniversary beautiful Rana Bug. You are so very happy and loving life and your new best friend Ramba.

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    SHEILA says

    😍HAPPY I YEAR OF FREEDOM RANA🐘😍! U BIG SWEET GAL!‼️ I SEE U R ENJOYING ALOT OF PALM🌴 LEAVES THAT U APPARENTLY LOVE❤️🐘❤️ IT SEEMS RANABUG U R NOT CALLING RAMBA OVER TO SHARE THESE YUMMIES WITH‼️. I THINK RAMBA MIGHT LIKE PALMS TOO MY DEAR! RANA HAS BEEN AN ASTOUNDING EASY LADY TO ADAPT TO THE LIFE! I REMEMBER HER RESCUE WELL! PARTICULARLY WHEN 🐘RANA WALKED OUT TO THE SWIMMING POND AND GUIDA🐘 MAIA 🐘AND 🐘RANA ALL STOOD IN AN EXACT 3 LADY CIRCUS LINE ON THE PATH AT THE POND IN PERFECT FORMATION ‼️IT WAS A REAL EYE OPENER THAT THEY DID THAT ON HER REAL FIRST DAY AT SANCTUARY‼️SO CONGRATULATIONS BIG TALL LADY RANA🐘😍❤️🙏👍 GOD BLESS YOU WITH MANY ANNIVERSARIES‼️

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    Sherry says

    I am overjoyed for Rana and her home! She is happy because of her new sanctuary and truly enjoying her freedom, love, and
    caring family! I think all of that food has something to do with it too.
    A truly happy Christmas and New Year also to you all.
    Love to you all.

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