We talked a bit about Rana’s past being unknown, and this is one of the things we don’t have a lot of details about. Initially it was suggested that in the past Rana suffered from a broken leg, then suggested her injury is possibly from being chained for years in the circus. The reality is we’ll never know.
Either way, you can see that Rana swings her front left leg out as she walks. There are times when she doesn’t bend her ankle or elbow where it would be appropriate, but if she has to step over something, she will. The injury, which started in her ankle, now affects the entire limb and has thrown her gait off. We are hoping with more space to roam, supportive supplementation, natural pain meds and the ability to bathe and take weight off of her joints, that this will improve once at sanctuary.
You can be part of bringing her to sanctuary by giving to her rescue fund. With no CITES permits needed (because she lives within Brazil) we would love to be able to bring her home for the holidays. Every dollar makes a difference, please give to rescue Rana.