Here, Guillermina is leading Bambi, Rana, and Mara to the barn and you can see the difference between Guille’s speed and what Scott lovingly calls the “grandma speed” of the other ladies. Rana is walking with a giant smile and a giant pile of hay in her nose – but she knows Bambi well and, when Bambi leans near to try to grab a bite, Rana quickly shifts her hay to the other side, where Bambi can’t reach it.
This is just a simple moment captured that both makes us smile and also shows the comfort level growing among the newer and more long-standing resident elephants at the sanctuary. Relaxed energy is a positive thing.
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Barb saysJuly 5, 2022 at 11:17 am
Perfectly delightful! I am a grandma so I can vouch for grandma speed 🥰
Carol saysJuly 5, 2022 at 11:23 am
Katherine saysJuly 5, 2022 at 11:30 am
Maggie saysJuly 5, 2022 at 11:40 am
I just love this. Guille certainly is a fast girl but she’s also much younger. I love Rana taking her snack with her also the way she moves it out of Bambi’s reach is brilliant. Great post thank you. ❤️❤️
Sue saysJuly 5, 2022 at 12:07 pm
What a wonderful video!!! Thankyou, and nice move RanaBug, lol!! ❤️🐘❤️
Zoi Flores saysJuly 5, 2022 at 12:20 pm
This’s a beautiful video to start the week! My dear Rana Bug goes to a picnic carrying extra food 😄. 💖💖💖💖
Pam saysJuly 5, 2022 at 12:21 pm
It’s so wonderful to see these bonds forming between Guillermina and the older girls! It looks like Pocha is not a part of the trek — Are P&G getting more comfortable being apart for extended periods? I’d love to hear how their choices of activities may be individualizing …
Sara saysJuly 5, 2022 at 12:28 pm
We’ll be sharing more about their individual journeys soon. But they are both integrating into the group really well at this point.
Andrea saysJuly 5, 2022 at 1:46 pm
I loooooooove them!
Beci saysJuly 5, 2022 at 4:23 pm
Why does Rana throw her left front leg out off to the left when she walks? So good to see them all together
Sara saysJuly 5, 2022 at 4:50 pm
Rana has an old injury to her wrist that occurred when she was younger (prior to sanctuary). She adapted early on and it doesn’t seem to bother her.
Sunny saysJuly 5, 2022 at 4:38 pm
Julie saysJuly 5, 2022 at 6:35 pm
You are right, this is a smile-inducer! Also good for practicing identification of Ellies, these four anyway.
John saysJuly 5, 2022 at 6:57 pm
Oh my god, the little “thing” between Bambi and Rana was priceless, and precious!
Kristina saysJuly 5, 2022 at 6:59 pm
Rana seems to swing wide her front left leg, not bending it. She has knee issues?
She was too quick for Bambi with the hay!
Sara saysJuly 5, 2022 at 7:01 pm
Rana has an old injury to her wrist from when she was young. It doesn’t seem to bother her.
Janine Proctor saysJuly 6, 2022 at 5:25 am
Amazing to see all these beautiful elephants enjoying life at the sanctuary and their personalities are shining through. Thanks to all the team for looking after these wonderful elephants. You all deserve medals❤️
Richard Chiger saysJuly 6, 2022 at 8:26 am
Do you know the height, in feet and inches, of all the elephants. I would love to know that.
Sara saysJuly 6, 2022 at 10:37 am
I’m sorry – we don’t have that information.
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