Rana’s Nose: Up Close and Personal

We often joke that when the elephants at sanctuary hear the 4-wheeler coming near, they get as excited as a child when they hear the ice cream truck: they know there’s a chance that goodies might be on the way.

Rana, Bambi, and Mara have been spending time in Yard 5, so they have been coming back near the barn around dinner time. In this instance, both Rana and Bambi wanted to double check that there were no extra treats to be found and Rana gives you a good look at her nose. Mara eventually breaks up the “nosy” behavior by walking between Rana and Bambi toward the fence.


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    Raven Black says

    Boop that adorable snoot!! LOL!
    She is gorgeous and knows it!
    We love Ms.Rana.B.Bug! ❤️

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    Susan says

    It must give you a warm fuzzy feeling to know what a beautiful life you have opened up for them!

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    Susan says

    I love a good closeup, I love looking at their beautiful fascinating skin, and always love getting to see those eyelashes!!! ❤️❤️🐘❤️❤️

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    Alana says

    The nose knows. 🙂 Great clip!

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    Beji says

    Boop the snoot! Just amazing.

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    John says

    Oh Rana, you’re so nosy!

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    Terry says

    That was pretty fun to watch! Have you ever thought about renaming the ” yards” to something fun or catchy too? Ie: The Itchy scratchy tree space, Mud flat alley…you know, descriptive fun names for each ” yard”…even space sounds more sanctuary like…just my thought.

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      Sara says

      It’s always possible. But at this point, Yards 1, etc. makes things easier for our caregivers. Sometimes practical is more useful than fun. 😉

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    Carey says

    That trunk is 🤩 amazing! Hearing her breathing through it made me catch just a glimmer of its power and strength.

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