Rana Makes an Appearance

You can hear the lovely rain in this video, as we check in on Bambi relaxing next to Mara (who is behind the tree). This was after mealtime, so everyone was taking some time to chill out and perhaps have a nap. 

Rana, however, was not sleepy. She spied a caregiver near the fence and thought she’d stop by to investigate. Rana uses her nose to sniff out who she might be dealing with – and to determine if there were any snacks involved in the visit. As a result, we get a gorgeous view of her trunk in all its glory. The two exchanged a pleasant hello before parting ways for the afternoon. Rana went back to graze near her friends, and we went on our way to allow them all to get back to their regular activities.


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    Carol says

    Their magnificence is never lost on me…love love love…

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    Audrey says

    I think of poor Lucy who is freezing cold at the Edmonton Valley Zoo, in Edmonton, AB.
    When I saw Rana raise her trunk & make her noise, I thought of Lucy who is not allowed to raise her trunk to anyone. She’s been told she is NOT allowed to do that.
    We’re just waiting for EVZ to release Lucy to go the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee.

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    Tracy H says

    Gosh I do love these beautiful ladies. Can’t wait to see what 2024 brings to sanctuary. Hope you all have a Very Merry Christmas 🎄

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    Terry says

    Beautiful Rana, trunk and all!!! Bring on the rain!!!!

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    Carey says

    Gorgeous sound of the warm tropical rain, and yes Audrey, Lucy’s story could not be more awful in the sub arctic winter.

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