Rana

Happy New Year to All!

We’re not going to lie, we forgot it was New Year’s Eve, it’s warm and rainy and we have a new Rana bug, so each day blends with the next and it doesn’t remotely feel like December. Rana was the joy that ended 2018 for GSE. After spending a year…...

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Rana: Barn, Sleep and Feet

Cutie Rana bug half asleep in her little mud wallow. Two things are fairly common with new elephants, especially zoo elephants. The first is that the barn is somewhat of a security blanket. After years, sometimes decades of living in the same little square, they find comfort in returning. In…...

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Rana Keeping up with Guida

Here is a short video of Guida (on the left) and Rana walking towards the pond. We know many people were concerned about Rana being able to keep up because of the issues with her front left leg, but as you can see, she does really well. Guida is usually…...

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We Could Use Your Help: New 4-Wheeler

  The photo is Rana following us and the four wheeler out into the habitat. She caught on very quickly that the ATV means dinner, treats, snacks and sometimes her new sisters on the other side (they sometimes wander away before she does.)...

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Step by Step with Rana

Many of you noticed Rana lifting her back legs and slapping between them with her tail in the live videos. We mentioned she had an undiagnosed issue with her vulva at the farm, but they weren’t able to safely investigate it or treat it other than spraying it from a…...

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Cute and Muddy Miss Rana

Cute Miss Rana discovered her mud wallow in the early morning hours. When we arrived at the barn this morning she had a lovely coating of orange mud from head to toe. We went out and checked the wallow we dug back up for her (just in case she didn’t…...

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