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New Ramba Documentary

This eleven-minute documentary on Ramba was recently released by Estilo Animal, and we wanted to share. Here is the link – https://youtu.be/rQB8to9BdpI

The video is in Spanish, but there are English subtitles.  If the subtitles don’t appear automatically, you can select the “CC” in the upper corner of the video.

For those who started following us after Ramba passed away, Ramba was, in many ways, the inspiration for creating an elephant sanctuary in South America. She needed somewhere to go, and we built a home for her – and any other elephant in South America.  Ramba was the last circus elephant in Chile, and her rescue took years due to delays in permits and needing to essentially create the import requirements. You can learn a little about her on our website here – https://globalelephants.org/ramba2/

Ramba was loved by all who knew her and all who knew of her. She was a very, very special elephant.

Comments(25)

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    Rand Cooley says

    Made me cry she was a special soul and this is why I support GSE Brazil

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    Pamela J Schulz says

    That was really nice. So glad she had some time at sanctuary, wish it could have been longer.

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    Kenneth Newman says

    WOW!!!! Great documentary, it brought tears to my eyes……I would encourage the producers to enter this film in the One Earth Film Festival in Chicago Illinois , USA for next year, 2022, as the festival is starting in late February or March……. This film festival is about nature, the environment around us, saving the planet from pollution, etc… it last 2-3 weeks, with dozens of movie showings of documentaries about Climate Change, or recycling, the state of OUR oceans, etc..so films which show the best of man working with animals should be well received.,….The movies are shown in Chicago and nearby suburbs……..

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    JoAnn Merriman Eaton says

    Ramba was so special. All of the girls are very special of course, but Ramba’s passing struck a cord in me that will not ever be forgotten . ♥️🐘😢

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    Barbara Edis says

    This video is so beautiful! I am so grateful that Ramba could experience the peace and joy and love and freedom of sanctuary, although she deserved so much more. RIP dearest.

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    Claudia Simpson says

    ❤️ 😢 💔

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    Irene Olson says

    Such a sad video! Just wish people around the world could watch this. What right do humans have to take babies away from their moms! For their greed, for their own enjoyment!🥺😢 Loved Ramba! She was such a beautiful creature! That had her life taken away as a baby! How frightening, how sad! RIP RAMBA, 😭♥️

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    Wim says

    Outstanding wonderful experience to see Ramba the giant sentient magical Elephant.
    She’s got the key to your heart. Still wishing you were here. THANK YOU. 🙏🐘

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    Beji says

    Rest in peace, sweet one. I hear heaven has all the watermelons that you could want.

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    Christine Burgoyne says

    So sad, knowing that she has now passed , I couldn’t hold back my tears. Thankyou Kat, Scott and Rana.💕♥️💙🧡💜💚

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    Heidi says

    An absolutely fantastic video! I can barely see the screen right now because of the tears in my eyes.

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    Carey says

    Thank you for sharing, much thanks to Estilo Animal, Consuelo and Caro for your love and care for so long before Ramba was relocated to sanctuary. I am so grateful to you, I am so sorry that Ramba is no longer with us in this world, but she had months of elephant company, and forest to roam in at the end. Bless you all.

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    Tammy says

    Sweet beautiful silly Rambita you brought so much joy to those who were lucky to have met you cared for you watched you from afar you have forever captured our hearts you made it so easy to fall in love with you we miss you so very much but we know you are having lots of fun with Guida and the others running wild and free…..😘 🐘 🤗

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    Kelejan says

    It made me cry when I saw what she went through, as well as countless other elephants in this cruel world. Thank Heaven for places like Sanctuary Brazil and other sanctuaries and the people who run them and their supporters.

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    Anella Stewart says

    Thank you for posting this sensitive and loving tribute to beautiful Ramba. I’m just so happy she got to spend the end of her life at GSE surrounded by the love, care and respect she so deserved. The tears keep flowing. RIP beautiful lady.

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    Charlotte Hansen says

    Very beautiful video! I’m crying my eyes out now…..

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    Debbie Sides says

    Oh my heart this was so moving such a beautiful tribute to dear Ramba. Beautiful people that opened their hearts to give Ramba paradise and peace at last.

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    Patricia says

    A great spirit. A beautiful girl. Thank you for your inspiration every day, Ramba in heaven.

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    Katie Howard says

    Oh Ramba! Damnit, now I’m crying again! A great video – so wonderful that Consuelo and Caro were able to find it in their hearts to “let go”, for Ramba’s sake.
    Ramba’s very existence created the idea for GSE, and she finally made it there, after the nearly insurmountable trials and tribulations…and she is still there – her soul infusing every tree (especially the itchy-scratchy tree), and her spirit IS the Sanctuary, providing comfort to all the animals (including the human ones, especially Scott & Kat), everyday. ❤️ R. I. P., dear Ramba!

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    Sallie says

    THERE WAS NO RIGHT REASON FOR THE LOSS OF RAMBA . . . SHE IS STILL IS OUR HEARTS, AND WE WILL ALWAYS BE GRATEFUL TO THOSE WHO GAVE HER COMFORT AND LOVE TO THE VERY END . . . SHE IS IN ELEPHANT HEAVEN, FLOATING ON HER FAVORITE CLOUD, MAKING NEW FRIENDS . . .

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    Charrie says

    Sweet Ramba. I’m glad she was able to experience what it’s like to be able to roam freely and have elephant friends if even for a short time. When will humans ever give up their selfishness to think they have the right to use and abuse animals for profits? RIP, Ramba. We will never forget you. ❤️

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    SHEILA says

    GOD BLESS THE CHILIAN FOLKS WHO LOVED ❤️🐘RAMBA AND LOOKED AFTER HER SO WELL🙏SADLY HER LIFE WAS REDUCED BY THE GOVT! BUT RAMBA DID HAVE THE SPIRIT TO COMPLETE THE RESCUE👍SHE GOT TO MEET HER SOULMATE SISTER 🐘RANA WHO HAD ALMOST IDENTICAL LIFE FROM CIRCUS TO NON ZOO LAND WHERE EACH LIVED . SOLITARY AND LONELY EXISTANCES‼️GOD PROVIDED NEARLY TWO MONTHS OF LOVE BETWEEN ❤️RANA 🐘AND 🐘RAMBA. IN SANCTUARY FREEDOM! RAMBA GOT TO EXPLORE THE PONDS! STREAM! THE 🌴🌳JUNGLE! THE GREAT TREATS AND 🌿FORAGING WITH RANA VERY HAPPILY👍RAMBA HAD A WONDERFUL SHORT LIFE AND GOD TOOK HER DEAR SOUL TO. ELEPHANT HEAVEN WHEN HER BODY COULD NO LONGER COPE!🙏ILL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU SWEET RAMBA, MY HEART IS STILL BROKEN OVER RANA AND SANCTUARY LOOSING YOU!

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    Rosie P says

    A beautiful tribute to our dear Ramba which made me cry. I wish she could have had more time at ESB but animals live in the moment so each minute would have been relished with her new sister Rana by her side.
    I wear my Ramba Effect T-shirt and Hoodie with pride and will never forget this precious girl.
    Ramba you are loved!

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    Jeanetta L says

    Thank you, Ramba, for being you. I knew nothing about the lives of elephants in captivity, then I found a story about Ramba years ago and that story lead to one about the quest to create a sanctuary for elephants in South America. I learned a lot about elephants and humans following along as the sanctuary went from an idea to a reality. Wondering , hoping, praying for Ramba’s turn. So much frustration. Cheering for Maia and Guida. Joy for Rana. Worry as each winter came with Ramba still in Chili. When she finally made it home I cried from the joy of it. When she started exploring and didn’t stop I cheered. She packed so much living and such delight into every moment. I was so happy she got to learn about autonomy and companionship. Friendship. About being respected and being an elephant. About being Ramba. It was glorious to see! Her death would have been much sadder if she hadn’t had those few weeks in Brazil. Mud baths and hay hats. My life is far richer because of Ramba and I will never forget her.
    I am very grateful for everyone who comes together to give the gift of sanctuary to these magnificent beings. From the experts to all the little people like myself giving what we can.

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    Rosie P says

    What a lovely heartfelt post, Jeanetta. I share your love and compassion. May ESB prosper and grow.
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