During the process of getting everything ready for Ramba’s rescue, we have discovered some new information along the way. We knew that at one point Ramba was with another elephant, but the more we learned, the sadder the story became.
It seems that Ramba arrived in Chile, from Argentina, at the end of the 80s. She didn’t come alone. Ramba came with another Asian elephant named Bambi. The story is that they were raised together in Argentina. About eight years after they arrived in Chile, Bambi died. The reason was unknown, but there was a suspicion of issues with food and water.
Being alone is a tragic reality for any elephant, but being alone after sharing a close bond with another elephant is heartbreaking. Ramba knows what a gift friendship is, and the void that is left behind when you lose someone that close. What helps most elephants through that loss the most, is another elephant. But Ramba didn’t have that. We hope she will be open to welcoming friends into her heart once again.
Ramba’s fundraiser is 69% of the way to the goal of the cost of her flight to Brazil. Check it out here → Many thanks to those who have already donated. There’s still time to give and share to help bring her home to Elephant Sanctuary Brazil. Together we can change her life forever.