elephant health

Update on Rana’s Eye

We wanted to do an update on Rana’s eye – as many of you know, she has a papilloma, which we have discussed in several posts. It’s in the wart family and is more common in African elephants, but it does occasionally occur in Asian elephants. They usually look a…...

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Rana in the Lead

For those of you that follow us on Instagram, this is a repeat, but we needed to share with everyone. It’s a short clip but says a lot. As you have seen, Ramba leads most of the time, but now and again, Rana decides she would like to be first.…...

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Be a Little Elephant. Live In the Now.

The lovely Ramba continues to do wonderfully. Her relationships with Maia and Rana are going well. Although Rana has always been an explorer, she’s had to up her game and speed a bit to hang out with her new friend. We even saw a little bit of a punk side…...

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Daily Baths for Ramba. Ramba’s Hay Hats for Maia. :)

The day is a little hectic, not the elephant part, the human element.   So we’ll share a quick photo of Ramba with her first substantial hay hat at the sanctuary. This one was eaten by Maia fairly rapidly. I guess when they get to a nice size, they’re too hard to…...

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Sweet Grandma Ramba’s Hydration

Sweet Grandma Ramba is staying hydrated. It can be challenging to get Ramba to drink when it’s cold outside. With low temperatures, she prefers her water warm, but even then she’s just not that excited to drink. But with her kidney and liver issues from years with the circus, it’s…...

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Ramba and Her Willows

A little closer video of our sweet grandma Ramba at the park in Chile  Ramba’s caregivers try to provide her with fresh branches, but this can be difficult. There aren’t many edible trees at the park. On one side of the park is a garbage dump, on the other is…...

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