Rana Couldn’t Be Happier


Of course, we can’t talk about how Mara has changed in the past month (see yesterday’s post)  without talking about how Rana has evolved during this time. Like Mara, Rana has also gained a best friend.

After Ramba passed, Rana reverted to her people-oriented self. That has completely changed in the past few weeks. She is still sweet and affectionate with those she loves, yet her humans now seem to be in the periphery of her life. Mara is the center of her universe. As it should be.

Their relationship is beautiful and, no matter what is going on, she is always aware of where Mara is and what Mara is doing. She is continuously checking in with Mara. Their bond is incredibly deep and moving to witness.

As we often say, elephants mean more to each other than any human ever could. When an elephant finds another elephant that resonates with them, nothing else seems to matter. That’s where Rana is right now, with a very cheesy grin.

They are providing for each other in a way that no human possibly can, and Rana couldn’t be happier.

Photo of Rana.

June 14, 2020


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    Carol says


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    Alana says

    Rana is such a good soul, she Loves everybody & everything. It’s so good to be watching her so happy, Makes my day! Mara too!

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    Rosie P says

    The last month has seen great change for Mara. Not only has she found a soul mate but she has freedom to do as she wishes, a fabulous habitat to live in and humans to look after her health and appetite. Rana has benefitted from Mara’s arrival in ways she could never have dreamed of. She had a wonderful friend in Ramba and to again find a strong friendship with Mara is more than we could ever wish for this gorgeous girl. So happy for them both…such a beautiful story.

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    Jillyp says

    A wonderful miracle ????❤️?

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      Christine says

      God is definitely watching over his creations

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      Graciela Villa says

      Gracias por contar su historia. Hemos hecho tanto en contra de los animales que cuando encontramos un lugar de bienestar para ellos nos sentimos identificados

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    Paula says

    Infinito amor de elefante❤❤❤❤❤ como solo ellos sienten!

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    Barb says

    Just a wonderful blessing for both Mara and Rana. We all share in their joyous relationship. Life in sanctuary is remarkable and healing.

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    Wim Diepeveen says

    Yes, can humans understand how sentient elephants are. Their commitment and connection to eachother is almost supernatural from a different planet. Earth before mankind.

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    Gramma Tammy says

    Stories like this make everything right with the world again……smiling from ear to ear thank you for that! ??

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    Sherry says

    …………..and I am happy (smiling) for Rana and Mara!♥️??

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    Patricia says

    Yes, these updates have me smiling inside and out! I love them so much, and it makes me feel warm inside reading about the love between Mara and Rana. ?????

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    JoAnn Merriman Eaton says

    These two sister friends must think they are in paradise. It makes me smile when I am reading their progression into this wonderful bond they have…. and I don’t even realize I’m smiling until my husband asks me what I am reading and smiling about!!???♥️

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    Heidi says

    These posts are the only news I view every day. Your stories make me happy!

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    Terry says

    Thier relationship goes beyond words! I am so happy for them in their reunion. MAGIC!!!❤️❤️❤️???

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    Annette Whillier says

    Absolutely love this ?????

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    Dorcey Berndt says

    It really is a joy to watch them together and know how incredibly happy they are together. I’m convinced they knew each other when they were younger. Mara and Rana being reunited at the sanctuary really is a magical thing. My only hope is that when you all are able to rescue more elephants we see similar responses from Maia and Lady!

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