Opening Up the Gate for Mara and Rana

Our other catch up video from yesterday is when we opened the gate between Mara and Rana. This was about an hour after the first incidence of them touching through the fence. After that, they walked away a bit and took a short standing nap. When they woke, they got back together at the fence, looked much more comfortable from the start, so we opened up.

There’s not much explanation needed with this one. But make sure to check out Mara’s giant cheesy grin at the very end of the video. For those who wonder if you can really see when an elephant smiles, that should answer your question. 🙂

May 17, 2020


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    Wim Diepeveen says

    Overwhelming beautiful and at the same time amazing. It looks like they’ve always been together. What a happiness has walked into their lives. Wonderful to witness. ????

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    Barb says

    Love the gentle touching contact and foot lift ❤️???

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    Debra Moore says

    OM goodness. HOW long since sweet Mara has touched another like her? Just astoundingly tender and wonderful. Rana is quite the gal, too. So sweet with her.

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    Susan says

    That is the most beautiful cheesy grin I have seen in a long time! And Rana, being such a warm and loving big sister! Can’t wait for her to show Mara all the great places to discover and enjoy!!! Thank you again for posting, truly one of the most amazing experiences for me. And Mara’s foot touching, oh my gosh!! ❤️?❤️?❤️?❤️?❤️????

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    Heidi says

    I have so enjoyed watching all of these touching videos. Thank you for sharing these special moments!

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    Rosie P says

    Oh, my gosh! Mara is doing a lot of the following and touching. Sublime. Such a special moment.I am overwhelmed with gratitude to Scott and Kat and all the team at ESB. Bless your hearts. This is amazing. Thank you so much for making this happen. All your hard work has paid off. Happy happy girls and Happy Happy supporters!

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    CAROL says

    oh my goodnessssss…so happy for those souls!!!

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    Tracy H says

    Beautiful & touching to be able to witness this. Rana is such a sweet soul. Mara is so overjoyed with being able to reach out and touch another just like her. Brings happy happy tears to my eyes to see the
    love these girls have to offer one another. Thanks again to Scott, Kat & team for making all this possible. Love to them all ??❣️❣️

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    Sheila says

    Oh yes! Mara is even more of a love bug than than rana‼️ my goodness she squeals alot! I wonder what she is saying to ranaim sure mara us saying ❗️oh im so so happy here! Ive been lonely so long! Lets go for a walk about, rana, show me our ??jungle paradise!

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    Sherry says

    Bless their hearts!❤️. I loved watching this video!

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    Virpi says

    a wonderful meeting of soul sisters. Friends for ever now. And to think only a week ago, Mara was on the road not knowing what lay next. Such a joy to watch.

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    Natalie says

    How wonderful to see. They really do seem like they are familiar with each other. That’s a gift.

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    carey says

    Wonderful, still can’t get my head around how lucky they are to have found a friend, and Rana been looking for so long. It great to see how they touch and smell and how blissfully happy they seem.

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