Silly and Sweet Rana Wants Breakfast Now

The annex at the back of Yard 4 that we finished in back in October of last year is used quite often these days. It has two chutes, so it is a good way for us to check out the elephants and make sure they are doing well. 

In this video, Rana was heading into the annex yard for her morning breakfast. She enters and walks toward the people with her usual grin and the unspoken question of, “Where is my food?” Mara comes to stand next to her and is also bright and lovely. As you can see here, Rana was very serious about her meal and lets us know in the silliest way possible that she’s ready to eat.



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    Susan says

    Oh my gosh, what a GREAT video, thank you for sharing! I love the open mouth, Mara’s adorable Ele-Butt, but especially the closeup of our Dear Sweet Ranabug’s eye! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ So gorgeous! Hopefully their food followed soon after the video 😂😁❤️🐘❤️

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      Sara says

      Yes – they certainly didn’t go hungry!

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    jj skiddy says

    so sweet an happy these beautiful ellies are….I have question maybe can be answered here…..i see there are no mahouts with your elephants as they roam free which i think is great….yet other sanctuaries in Thailand i watch all the elephants are followed or watched by these mahouts….any idea if there is reason they also cant just roam free as your guys do???? thanks for any info……also Thank You for what you do…..

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      Sara says

      There are some cultural differences in Asia that means they handle elephants slightly differently. Additionally, with the exception of some male elephants, their habitats are not enclosed, so they have mahouts to keep and eye on them and make sure the elephants don’t wander too far away. Many of these sanctuaries also have enclosures where the elephants will sleep at night.

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    Lynn Herrick says

    Those eyelashes!

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    JoAnn Merriman-Eaton says

    Oh my! So patient and polite. Beautiful Ranabug with her movie star eyelashes.

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      Sara says

      She definitely wasn’t being TOO patient that day. 😉

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    Angie Gibson says

    So sorry Ranabug, we are fresh out of mangoes here….you’ll have to go talk to Jorge about that!😂

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    Debbie Sides says

    She’s irresistable! I just adore Rana💗

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    Sandi Paquet says

    That’s so funny! She was really hungry and she probably loved being filmed with her tongue out!! So cute! Thanks for the video; have a good day everyone there at Sanctuary Brazil.

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