Ramba Enjoying a Mud Bath in Chile

Ramba at the roadside zoo in ChileToday we will take a break from the elephants at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil and share some photos of Ramba (not Rana) enjoying a mud bath with Caro in Chile. For those of you who don’t know Ramba, you can check out her webpage to learn her story.

Ramba has a little bit of a limp going on this week, and we are trying to decipher if it’s her foot or that she had been off of her joint supplement for two weeks because the supplier had run out of stock. There is one small spot that is a bit suspicious on her foot, that Caro and Consu are going to look into more. It can indeed be that she has a tiny thorn or sliver in her foot- we have seen it before. Everything else with her is fine, so at this point, we’re not too worried.

Ramba at the roadside zoo in ChileFor those that know Ramba, we’re still working on her import permits along with the other elephants that live outside of Brazil. We are hoping to be able to share an update of the new approach in getting the permits, we just have to wait for a couple more pieces to be in place. We will update when we can, but know we are trying. Not just us, but a team made up of numerous organizations and businesses from three different countries in South America.

But in the meanwhile, enjoy her sweet face, smile and how much joy she brings out of a simple mud bath. 

January 18, 2019



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    Carey says

    Wishing you success with the CITES and other docs, I’m sure we all wish that these processes could be simplified and speeded up. I look forward to reading about your new approach ! I’m sure it will be useful. It looks hot where you took the photos – where were you in Chile? Thank you for the update, it was good to see Ramba.

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      Kat Blais says

      Ramba is in Chile and it’s very hot there right now. Everyone could use a mud bath 😉

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    Bobbie Stasey says

    Such a tiny little mud wallow. Let’s pour light into getting that paperwork pushed through!

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    Maggie Shrimpton says

    Hello beautiful Rambita, I hope you foot problem is easy to find the cause and that it can soon be sorted out. I can see you’re loving your mud bath. Consu and Consuela are looking after you well as usual. We are still awaiting your permits so you can come to GSE and join your 3 sisters. Stay strong lovely girl. ???

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    Debbie Sides says

    Such a sweet girl! Still sharing for you Ramba to get to ESB!

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    Jeanetta says

    Thanks for the Ramba update, it’s so nice to see her in such a joyful activity.
    Sure hope her permits come thru before the seasons change and cold returns. I can’t imagine mud baths are easy to find in the winter there.

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