Rana Crosses the Creek to Graze

There are times when you can see elephants from up the hill, depending on where they’ve decided to spend time. One morning, Kat looked down into the habitat and saw an elephant by herself in the back of Yard 4 and across the creek, where there is some different and apparently tasty grass. It’s a spot Maia frequents when she goes on one of her solo treks. She’ll hang out by herself for a few hours and then return to where the others are before dinner. 

For this reason, she thought she may have caught a glimpse of Maia but, once the elephant moved out from behind the tree, Kat could see Rana’s charming smile. Though Rana isn’t an elephant who necessarily searches for time on her own, she also isn’t an individual who needs constant companionship. Apparently, she’d decided to take a cue from Maia and cross the creek for some solo grazing time. 

Once dinnertime arrived, Mateus stopped by to feed her and she hurried to her dinner with great excitement. You could tell that she heard the four wheeler delivering food to her friends on the other side of the creek, but she stayed in her spot to eat. After her meal, she walked back across the creek to her sisters and Maia took a turn in the same area Rana had occupied, enjoying the grass that often goes untouched.


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    John says

    I love hearing about their explorations. When you think about how limited the lives had been previously, it must be so stimulating and enjoyable to roam when and where they want to. Thank you as always for the great post.

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    Alejandra Enquin says

    Que linda sos Ranita como sabes disfrutar las bondades del Santuario y los lugares casi secretos con pastos tiernos que parecian ser descubrimientos de Maia!!😉💚👌

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    Melinda says

    You just never know what tasty treats are on the other side of that creek! Go Rana!

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    Lori Hoover says

    I love that Rana Girl. Seeing Rana be happy and content for some alone time, confident in knowing her place with her friends is secure, is a beautiful thing. Rana’s journey has been and continues to be amazing.

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