Rana

Time Together

In the past few days, we’ve noticed Rana & Maia spending a lot of time together. We’ve observed them spending more and more time together since Ramba’s passing, but it has very recently shifted into something more noteworthy. We’ve done a few posts lately on their relationship and how it…...

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Good Rains and a Happy Rana

Despite being the wet season in Brazil, it’s been a few weeks since we’ve had a good rain. Thankfully, the uncharacteristic dry spell broke yesterday when we had not one, but two glorious rainstorms. Followers frequently worry about what the elephants “do” when it rains if they’re away from the…...

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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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Changing and Evolving Relationships

Relationships always grow and evolve. In its simplest form, a relationship is just a connection between two entities and how they relate to each other – so it makes sense that as the way you relate to the world changes and evolves, your relationship with others will change and evolve…...

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Maia on the Move

In the morning, Maia is usually half-asleep and easing into her day, but this morning she was practically running and hasn’t slowed down since. Maia’s in high spirits and zooming everywhere today. She came over super fast for her breakfast this morning and dashed off as soon as she finished…...

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In Each Other’s Company Under a Shade Tree

Another quiet day at the Sanctuary, but here is a glimpse of what a “quiet day” looks like – Rana and Maia enjoying each other’s company under a shade tree. As you can see, even quiet days are magical. January 12, 2020   To Learn More About the Girls: Maia’s…...

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