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Rana Rumbles and Trumpets

This video proves that Rana is ridiculously charming no matter what vocalization she makes. If you listen carefully, you can hear Maia and Guida off in the distance. Around the five second mark, you can hear a trumpet. Just after that, there’s a good closeup of Rana’s ‘finger,’ and you…...

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A Little Bit of Good Morning

We’re having issues getting video off of Scott’s phone, but the short one went, so we’ll share that. Guida is on the left, Maia is on the right. As usual, most of the louder noises are Maia, the rumbles and blowing is Guida. The ear between the two of them…...

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Almost Squeaks

  We’ve talked a bit lately about not having Rana’s squeaks on video. There are a couple of ways our attempts fail greatly. Sometimes, after her first squeak, we’ll start recording on our phones and then she gets very quiet. This is somewhat common with elephants and why sometimes we…...

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Rana’s Blaring Trumpet

  Volume up!! You’ve heard Rana’s deflated trumpet, now you get to hear her blaring trumpet. This was at breakfast, the barn is open, Maia and Guida just arrived, but Rana is still somewhere outside. As Scott chats with the girls (he’ll hate that I posted this video because of…...

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Maia’s Cute Noise

Volume on!! All of the girls’ vocalizations are a joy to hear, but there are always favorites. The first noise Maia makes in this video is a rumble/roar combination that is simply fantastic. They just came into the barn, and like most elephants who have freedom of choice, they seem…...

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Rana Rumbles

  Volume on!! Today all our internet can handle is a quickie. This is lovely Rana rumbling at her sisters. They just came into the barn and you can hear Maia trumpeting and her infamous raspberries. Rana’s rumble is somewhat different from the rumbles we share in the Maia and…...

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