Rana Bug and Ramba’s Rescue


We realize it has been a little bit since Rana Bug graced our page, so here she is. And yes, that is the actual lighting at dinner. The tree also only has blossoms for a couple of days. A stunning yet fleeting moment. She’s a beauty.

Both of the elephant transport crates have undergone a sanitary cleaning (required for international transport) and a paint job (required by my very detail-oriented husband). They were supposed to be the same color as they had been, but somehow the mauve container is even pinker now.

The decals with supporters names, also arrived from the printer today as well. Those will need to go on, and then Ramba’s container will need to leave shortly after. For international travel, we have to inventory, weigh, and put a price on every item that goes in the crates. That includes tools needed, straps for food, water containers, the works. We live in the land of paperwork right now. But……we just keep getting closer.

We’re also getting closer to the goal for Ramba’s flight. We are now at 83%.   And while there is still a ton of work to get done, after all of these years, it’s starting to feel more real. Thank you to everyone who has been a part of giving Ramba the future every elephant deserves.


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    alana says

    That’s a GREAT photo! Can’t stop Love-n that elephant! She looks so content.

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    Sherry says

    It is tremendous work, but well worth it to give an elephant freedom that was stolen !!!!
    Rana Bug looks contented!
    Thank you, sanctuary!

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    Susan says

    I am super excited so I can’t even imagine what all of you must be going through! Thank you for your posts…i am always riveted!! Sending love and hugs to all! ❤️?❤️?❤️?❤️?????

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    Shirley says

    So glad the moment is getting near. Good luck to everyone.

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    Carey says

    Rana – its so good to see her looking so content and doing as she chooses, the beautiful tree is lovely to see also and learn of its fleeting beauty. They go well together! It made me think of how captive elephants must have not known how to live with autonomy since they were babies if they were wild, and never if bred in captivity. It must take a lot of new understanding of a multitude of new experiences. Thank you!

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    Carey says

    Forgot to say, my thoughts are with you in the mounds of paperwork and all sorts to do. But yes, a step at a time is making it all happen at last. Best wishes

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