Subtle But Significant


I was trying to put together a video from this morning, but I should have known better than to think there would be time. Friday is delivery day- elephant produce, tapir food, human groceries (remember, the store is 1.5 hours away) and today we had some steel for the African Barn gates and a structure to store hay. Tomorrow you will get the video, today you get gorgeous Rana.

The girls are doing really well together. It’s subtle differences, but significant ones. When the three were heading to dinner last night, Guida stopped Maia in the middle of the road and stood with her. She then let out one of her big deep, open mouth rumbles, generally reserved for calling someone. This allowed Rana time to catch up with the two.

Last night was the first time that Rana ate between Maia and Guida. They weren’t all right next to each other, but Rana usually stays a bit behind. There are lots of little indications that Maia and Guida have become more inclusive where Rana is concerned. And it’s lovely.

March 8, 2019


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  1. REPLY
    Theresa says

    “And it’s lovely” are Words that cause tears of sheer and utter bliss. As always, Thank You!

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    Sherry says

    WOW, she is a beautiful elephant! The photo is is wonderful!
    Thank you, sanctuary!

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      carey says

      she is beautiful!

  3. REPLY
    carey says

    it must be lovely to see, I’m glad for you all !

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