Rana

Rana the Nurturer

Rana has a bit of a reputation for being our most social elephant. She is the unofficial welcoming committee of the sanctuary and is usually the first to meet our new arrivals. Her calm demeanor and willingness to adjust to another elephant’s needs make her perfect for this. Despite having…...

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Some Footwork for Maia, Too

In addition to Rana, we recently did some touch-up footwork on Maia as well. Maia receives the least frequent footwork out of all of our elephants. Not only is she our speediest elephant, but she explores more than anyone else here and uses her feet for frequent digging up of…...

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Rana’s Pedicure

It was recently Rana’s turn for a pedicure “tune-up.” While Lady receives foot care almost daily due to the condition of her feet, our other elephants receive foot care on an as-needed basis. Rana has one toenail that had an issue when she arrived and it usually needs a little…...

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Lady’s Little Parties

Lady continues to be in great spirits and has been very radiant lately. She seems to enjoy having little parties by herself. The other day, she was in the mud wallow in Yard 1 (that’s the one Maia likes to sleep in) having a trumpeting party. Out of habit, we…...

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Elephant Trunks Are Incredible!

Volume up to hear Mara sucking the water into her trunk. Elephant trunks are incredible. They can grab a single blade of grass, or pluck a single berry off a bush, yet it’s strong enough to lift a tree casually. Their trunks don’t have any bones – muscularly, they’re similar…...

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Mara Has Gone in the Pond!

  Not to be outdone by Lady (or, perhaps, inspired by Lady’s recent swimming), Mara has gone in the pond! They were spotted in the pond when we went out to feed. Rana and Mara know that when they hear the 4-wheeler around 5 pm, it’s generally a food delivery.…...

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