Rana

Itchy Scratchy Rana

All is well here, just super busy. Today was a quiet sleepy day for the girls, but we discovered a couple of videos that somehow slipped through the cracks. Here is cute Miss Rana Bug getting a good scratch on. January 10, 2019   RELATED LINK Rana’s Rescue Page →...

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Shifting Schedules

Lovely Miss Rana this morning at breakfast, out by the pond. As will happen for months, everyone’s schedule is shifting and adjusting. Although Maia and Guida were always good about staying away from the barn, since Rana’s arrival, they’re more likely to come back at times they wouldn’t have. Whether…...

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Rana Squeaks!

  One of the qualities that has made Rana easy to work with, from the very beginning, is that she emotes. At the hotel she wasn’t vocal, but she wore her emotions on her face. When working at other facilities, which are generally not set up to function safely around…...

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Space, Diversity & Freedom of Sanctuary

We’re taking a little break from the behavioral posts of the past week, but wanted to share this photo of Rana from the other day. We have been talking about the emotional and social side of what sanctuary offers elephants, but this photo shows the other part: an elephant lost…...

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Behavioral Series 3: Healing Takes Effort

(...continued from Behavioral Series 2)   Being Happy for Rana We went into that night feeling a little bad for Rana, because you can see how badly she wants it, but when we found her deep in the habitat, grazing away with a soft smiley face, looking as though she…...

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Behavioral Series 2: Relearning to Communicate

  (...continued from Behavioral Series 1) Rana was still coming back to the barn every night at this point, although not staying inside of it. To ensure her comfort and that she was able to rest fully, we had been separating the girls out at 10 pm feed. Rana would…...

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