It’s International Friendship Day. And someone recently asked if Mara was learning about friendship and boundaries from Rana. While Rana has been at Sanctuary for longer, knowing what it means to be a friend is somewhat new to her too.
Mara and Rana are learning about friendship together as a team. Due to their limited pasts, they both have a long way to go before the two of them understand the dynamics of social etiquette and what defines friendship. They are working together to figure out what life is supposed to be for elephants.
All of the elephants here are on a journey together to relearn what it means to be an elephant. They are all in it together. Even if the four aren’t together as a herd, what they are learning from each other, and how they are growing, is certainly worth celebrating on International Friendship Day.