Rana

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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Sharing Space in Yard 4

Lady recently expressed an interest in going into Yard 4 while Rana and Mara were currently there. We don’t know if she knew that they were in Yard 4 when she ‘asked’ to go into the area. When the three have shared space close to the barn, Rana and Mara…...

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We Have Ourselves A Trader :)

Captive elephants are often starving for attention, they see caregivers interacting and laughing while they are waiting and often not part of the socializing. Being intelligent by nature, captive elephants find ways to get a little attention, and if they are lucky, a few extra goodies. Recently we have learned…...

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Rana Couldn’t Be Happier

Of course, we can’t talk about how Mara has changed in the past month (see yesterday’s post)  without talking about how Rana has evolved during this time. Like Mara, Rana has also gained a best friend. After Ramba passed, Rana reverted to her people-oriented self. That has completely changed in…...

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