Rambas crate stickers are on. 😃
We are finishing up the final details for Ramba’s crate to be picked up. It is clean, has a fresh coat of paint, some minor adjustments, and is beautifully ready for travel. For airline travel, the crate also needs a special tray to keep things tidy, along with a system of tarps, plastic, and bedding. Those are all built, packed, and ready as well.
People have asked how long Ramba needs to get used to her crate. And while it is individual to an extent, most elephants don’t take long. Maia, Guida, and Rana all had theirs about a week and did wonderfully on their trip. They need to be comfortable with it, but not bored. Since they need to remain inside of the crate the entire trip, it should still be a little interesting.
Ex-circus elephants usually travel well, even if it has been a while. We know from when we moved Ramba from the circus seven years ago, that she was completely relaxed for that journey. She was eating before the doors were closed, and that calm demeanor was present throughout the entire ride. So we are hopeful. 🤞 Feeling excited!
September 23, 2019