Sunday Smile: Strong Friendships

As we’ve mentioned, new elephant arrivals can cause relationships to shift, and that will always be the case when welcoming new additions. Even though things inevitably evolve, deep, long-lasting friendships can continue to grow and thrive amid change. Mara and Bambi have a close bond, and Rana has a special way of connecting with many others at sanctuary. But, amid the constant evolution, Mara and Rana’s friendship still remains strong – and clearly means a great deal to both of them.

Photo of Rana and Mara


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    Pam says

    This photo is so dear. And the story behind it, too. Nothing compares to a deep forever friendship. Thank you for making this possible, GSE.

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    Barb says

    My goodness that is a precious scene of friendship!

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    Suzanne Eaton says

    It appears there is a strong attachment to each other. So beautiful to see their love manifested. ❤️❤️🐘🐘

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    Deb says

    Aw, that is a BEAUTIFUL picture …and friendship!
    Without ESB this would not be possible. Love & hugs to all of you 💖🙏🏻🐘

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    John says

    Oh my, so you managed to bring tears to my eyes AGAIN. It seems the posts about friendships hit me the hardest. I guess it’s a universal need for all God’s creatures to have close friends to help us get through life.

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    Carmen says

    How lovely photo!!!

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    Julie says

    Beautiful photo capturing a beautiful friendship!

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    Rachel says

    Lovely!! Just saved this pic to my photos so I can add this to my computer screen. 🥰

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    Wim says

    She ain’t heavy she’s my sister.
    Wonderful when you’ve got a big friend. 💕

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    Carey says

    Just like others have said, a beautiful pic of a close relationship. Very happy for them both.

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    Carey says

    As others have said, a lovely photo! And of a close relationship. Very happy for them.

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