This is Rana’s “I’m sleepy, I’m happy, the sun feels good, and I might fall asleep” face, which is a common sentiment among the animals here lately.
Routines are slowly shifting from rainy season routines to dry season routines, and it’s a nice change after a few months of rain. Everyone is well here, and it’s quiet. We couldn’t ask for anything more.
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Barb saysApril 10, 2020 at 1:24 pm
Gracious Rana is so relaxed. Warm sunshine makes for a happy (my mouth is slightly open) kinda ele ?❤️?
Bobi StaySee saysApril 10, 2020 at 1:31 pm
So beautiful. So peaceful. So grateful for Global Sanctuary for Elephants. For Rana. For Maia. For Lady, sweet Lady. For all the compassionate humans serving them in open space of gentle love, forgiveness and freedom. Thank you. Thank you.
Rosie P saysApril 11, 2020 at 2:10 am
I need say nothing more today as you have said it all so beautifully, Bobi.
Lila saysApril 10, 2020 at 1:50 pm
Rana, I want to be with you… 🙂
Muriel Servaege saysApril 10, 2020 at 2:08 pm
Rana looks … happy. She almost seems to be smiling!
Maggie saysApril 10, 2020 at 3:05 pm
My beautiful Rana. Love you sweetheart. ??
Sheila saysApril 10, 2020 at 4:35 pm
Oh my big sweet sleepyhead sweet ?rana! Such a dear super sweet lady‼️ have a beautiful snooze today girl!
Kelejan saysApril 10, 2020 at 4:54 pm
That lovely body soaking up the warmth of the sun and not being bothered by anything else. I wonder what she is thinking or dreaming about.
Carmen Lucia Souza saysApril 10, 2020 at 5:09 pm
Queens nap without ever losing majesty!!!
Alana saysApril 10, 2020 at 5:53 pm
I agree with all above posts. Couldn’t say it any better.
Heidi saysApril 10, 2020 at 5:53 pm
I love her smile. Quiet peacefulness is wonderful.
Bernadette saysApril 10, 2020 at 6:27 pm
Do they ever lie down to sleep
EleComposer saysApril 11, 2020 at 11:07 am
They sure do. All of our elephants lie down. In captivity, there are definitely elephants that don’t lie down to sleep – it’s generally a comfort issue with their surroundings. Whether it be other elephants that they don’t trust enough to lie down because the spaces are so small that lying down is such a vulnerable position. Sometimes it is a fear of not being able to get up because of their physical compromises. Sometimes it’s distrust of human staff. But yes, they do lie down when they are comfortable, but they can go a very very long time without lying down to sleep. And unfortunately, many elephants in captivity do just that.
Gramma Tammy saysApril 10, 2020 at 10:39 pm
look at that sweet content smiling face it just doesn’t get any better than that…….?
Sallie Robbins-Druian saysApril 10, 2020 at 11:32 pm
Warmies in the sun is always a good thing! And Rana knows what makes her happy!
Nishant Bhajaria saysApril 10, 2020 at 11:57 pm
The joy on her face makes me forget all about the COVID crisis for a few moments.
Debbie Sides saysApril 11, 2020 at 9:00 am
I just love her kissy face!
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