Rana

A Pre-Breakfast Chat

The lovely Maia (starts out on the right) and Guida having a pre-breakfast chat. Most of the loud noises are Maia, Guida chimes in with the grandma wheezes, rumbles, and trunk pops. Part way through you can hear a trumpet in the distance, that’s Rana. Usually if a couple of…...

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When You Think She’s Going to Squeak

The video is from this morning after Rana’s treatment. It was a sleepy, lazy morning, so she’s taking her time leaving the barn. You can see how gentle she is with her nose- you would not leave the phone that close with most elephants. She raises her trunk to smell…...

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Elephant Sanctuary Brazil From Above

For a little more perspective, here is a video that was put together for a presentation for the Brazilian organization, Santu√°rio de Elefantes Brasil. It gives an unobtrusive view of the girls in a way that shows more of the property as well. There are different combos of two and…...

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She Will Never Stop Impressing Us

Cute little Rana Bug has a papilloma on her left eyelid. We noticed something was going on near the corner of her eye. After treating it for a little bit without much of a response, upon recommendation of a veterinary ophthalmologist, we took some samples and ran a few tests.…...

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They All Function At Their Own Pace

Can you tell it’s getting darker out earlier? But it makes for gorgeous lighting during dinner photos. When we post photos of Maia and Guida, people sometimes ask, ‘Where’s Rana?’ and this is a question we have recently stopped answering. We try and answer all questions, but this one feels…...

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As The Evenings Get Colder

As the evenings get colder (the high 60s) the girls have begun to shift where they spend time in the habitat. Last night, Maia and Guida went up to the back of the fifth yard while Rana went into the hidden pasture, somewhere she has only gone with the two…...

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