Rana

Treatment Day for Maia and Rana

It’s a treatment day for Maia and Rana, and they were both far from the barn. We try to work with their choices to the best of our abilities, so we decided to do their treatments along the fence line to disturb their day as little as possible. Especially since…...

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Adorable Elephant Zombies

We’ve experienced quite a few torrential downpours the past few nights – and this is great! It’s the rainy season, so rain is beautiful and essential. Rainy nights make for lazy days. All the elephants are very active and playful all night when it rains, so, in the morning, we…...

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Happily Eating Dinner Together

Last night, when Scott went to feed the girls, he found Lady and Maia near each other – Lady was in Yard 1, and Maia was in 5 along the adjacent fence line. Scott fed Lady first and set her food down somewhat close to the fence. As he did…...

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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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