Ramba

New Ramba Documentary

This eleven-minute documentary on Ramba was recently released by Estilo Animal, and we wanted to share. Here is the link – https://youtu.be/rQB8to9BdpI The video is in Spanish, but there are English subtitles.  If the subtitles don’t appear automatically, you can select the “CC” in the upper corner of the video. For those…...

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Age-Related Changes in Elephants

The average lifespan of captive Asian elephants is 48 years (per Wikipedia). Maia, our youngest elephant, is 47. Our other residents are all older – Rana is 62, Lady is 49, Mara is 55, and Bambi is 58. With elephants, like all other animals, everyone ages a little differently and…...

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This Morning at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil

We filmed this footage this morning with our drone, named Wall-E. We don’t use Wall-E every day, but when we do want an unobtrusive check-in with the girls, we are grateful to have it. There are a few areas (and elephants!) identified with captions in the video. We wanted to…...

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A Day Spent Grazing Near Her Old Friend

Rana spent all of yesterday grazing near Ramba’s grave in Yard 4. The office is on a hill with a bit of an overlook, and from the porch (Scott’s favorite place for morning coffee), you can see Ramba’s grave. We aren’t sure when Rana headed that way, but she was…...

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Have a Treat for Me?

The rainy season is starting to come to a close, so we are in the magical time of year when everything is still super lush and green, but the skies are bright blue. It’s unbelievably gorgeous.  Rather than seeking out shade, Rana has been spending a lot of time in…...

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Ramba Made the Most of Every Moment at Sanctuary…

Many of you wanted to know, so as promised, we are sharing the results of Ramba’s necropsy that were just finalized. Her cause of death was determined to be chronic renal failure-which was not a surprise to any of us. Ramba’s kidneys struggled for years to do their job, filtering…...

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