Scott Finds Rana

After a night of wandering, Rana made her way to breakfast with Maia, both having spent the evening in Yard 5. You can see that she seems a little sleepy after her big adventure, but is enjoying her special snacks and may just take a nap later. This is all part of the beauty of sanctuary life – the space to wander, the opportunity day and night, to make decisions on your own, and the peaceful environment to rest and relax whenever you want. 

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    Tammy says

    Well you lil party animal Rana way to go girl glad you had such a fun night out! 💞🐘 🤗

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    Melinda says

    Beautiful, free elephants going on adventures is the best thing ever! Enjoy your late nights on the “town” ladies and then have a nice long rest. Life, in sanctuary, is good!

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    Bonnie says

    I wonder what she did all night it’s amazing how these elephants have their freedom you all at the Sanctuary have good hearts one thing you all need a drone

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      Sara says

      We do have a drone. We just didn’t feel we needed to use it in this instance.

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    Terry says

    It must have been quite a night there Ms. Rana B!!! I am relieved! Enjoy your snack and rest up for the next adventure!

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    Jeanine says

    Maybe she was just somewhere quiet resting by herself. ❤️

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    Diana says

    In the wild, are female elephants able to enjoy such pure relaxation? They must always be on the lookout for predators, for water and food or for a male elephant wanting to mate. I have seen African elephants lolling in the ponds in Kenya, but I am sure they must always have an eye open for some hungry nearby beast who wants to eat their babies. If you can generalize, I am just wondering how the behavior of elephants in the wild differs from a Sanctuary elephant. (assuming the Sanctuary elephant has healed most of the psychological scars from years of captivity) Thank you.

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      Sara says

      That’s not really a question we can answer. Many elephants in captivity have lived lives of abuse and neglect. Their lives have never resembled those of wild elephants, so we can’t say how behaviors differ because it’s an incredibly individual thing for each elephant. The elephants at sanctuary do bond but don’t necessarily form a herd as they would in the wild. Many psychological scars never heal and captive elephant lives may be lived in search of that healing.

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