Rana

Maia, Mara, and Rana Together

We are seeing new configurations of elephants spending time together lately. Where once you would frequently see Bambi with only Rana and Mara, now she’s together with Guillermina and Maia more and more often. Maia has emerged as a solid member of the group of five, along with Bambi, Mara,…...

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Mara Finds a Stick

Mara and Rana were on a morning walk, possibly looking for a nice green place to graze after post-breakfast treatments and snacks. You can hear Mara squeak gently as she rounds the corner. She comes upon caregiver Tina, who was doing a mid-morning check-in to make sure all was well…...

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Rana’s Relaxing Ear Flaps

Just after dinner, Rana and Mara were near the fence. Mara found some hay that had been left in the habitat for a snack, and Rana was standing calmly and occasionally grazing. This video captures something so calming and simple, yet also captivating. As you watch Rana’s ears move gracefully…...

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Relaxed “Powerpuff Girls”

If you are looking for a moment of peace amidst your busy day, enjoy this short video of Bambi, Mara, and Rana (l to r) as they gently dust and spend time together. When we say that elephants were near each other, it doesn’t always mean that they’re this close…...

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Muddy Girls in the Rain

When we say that the elephants love the rain, there can be no doubt by watching this video that it’s true. Though it was only sprinkling by the time this was recorded, it had previously been raining much harder, which filled the mud wallows and created lots of puddles to…...

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Sunday Smile: Rana’s Choice of Headwear

Yesterday, we showed you Lady’s version of a natural head covering. For today’s Sunday Smile, we wanted to give you a peek at Rana’s take on a sanctuary-style hat. Instead of hay, she’s chosen a clump of grass as decoration. Rana is clearly an innovator in the elephant headwear movement....

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