I’m Sleepy. I’m Happy.


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.

April 11. 2020


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    Barb says

    Gracious Rana is so relaxed. Warm sunshine makes for a happy (my mouth is slightly open) kinda ele ?❤️?

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    Bobi StaySee says

    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.

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      Rosie P says

      I need say nothing more today as you have said it all so beautifully, Bobi.
      Much loveX

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    Lila says

    Rana, I want to be with you… 🙂

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    Muriel Servaege says

    Rana looks … happy. She almost seems to be smiling!

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    Maggie says

    My beautiful Rana. Love you sweetheart. ??

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    Sheila says

    Oh my big sweet sleepyhead sweet ?rana! Such a dear super sweet lady‼️ have a beautiful snooze today girl!

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    Kelejan says

    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.

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    Carmen Lucia Souza says

    Queens nap without ever losing majesty!!!

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    Alana says

    I agree with all above posts. Couldn’t say it any better.

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    Heidi says

    I love her smile. Quiet peacefulness is wonderful.

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    Bernadette says

    Do they ever lie down to sleep

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      EleComposer says

      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.

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    Gramma Tammy says

    look at that sweet content smiling face it just doesn’t get any better than that…….?

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    Sallie Robbins-Druian says

    Warmies in the sun is always a good thing! And Rana knows what makes her happy!

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    Nishant Bhajaria says

    The joy on her face makes me forget all about the COVID crisis for a few moments.

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    Debbie Sides says

    I just love her kissy face!

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