Rana

Rana’s Strength

As many of you know, Rana has an old injury to her left elbow. From what we know, it happened when she was five years old. That joint is completely fused, and sometimes she doesn’t bend that ankle either, but she can and often bends that joint normally. This kind…...

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Here is Lovely Miss Maia

Busy day here in Brazil, but didn’t want to leave you all without, so here is lovely Miss Maia. Someone asked how she was doing the other day, and we realized we hadn’t given an emotional update on how she has been. Maia is good, definitely brighter, more engaging, more…...

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Rana Bug and Ramba’s Rescue

We realize it has been a little bit since Rana Bug graced our page, so here she is. And yes, that is the actual lighting at dinner. The tree also only has blossoms for a couple of days. A stunning yet fleeting moment. She’s a beauty. Both of the elephant…...

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Rana’s Squeaker is Definitely Not Broken :)

People often ask if Rana still squeaks. The answer is yes, pretty much daily, sometimes 6 to 8 times in a row. That is, until you pull the camera out. Once she sees a phone or camera, she stops. If you have them set up beforehand, she doesn’t do it…...

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Finding a Joy They Didn’t Have

One of the comments people often share is how different the elephants look after being at the sanctuary. Rana embodies that. So much of the change you see on the outside is because of what happens on the inside. Elephants become more confident, more relaxed, and of course, find a…...

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The Amazon Fires Are Not Directly Affecting Us

News of the fires in the Amazon is starting to reach people around the world, which means messages from those concerned about the girls, us, and the other critters here at the sanctuary. As horrific as the fires are, they are not directly affecting our location. The closest, active, significant…...

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