Today Was a Very Ramba Day at Sanctuary


It was a little cold this morning in Chile, but Ramba decided to go outside and pick at the grass a bit.

Today was a very Ramba day here at the sanctuary. It’s always busy here, but there is a ton going on right now in preparation for her move. We had a meeting with the ground transport company in Brazil, going over details of the disinfecting of the truck before it gets to the airport (import requirement) and arranging their arrival schedule at the airport so all of Ramba’s food and supplies can be on board and waiting for her to land in Brazil.

Ramba’s emergency kit was put together, inventoried, and finalized. It contains the supplies we would need if issues should arise during her transport. Everything from IV fluids and medications, to supportive essential oils and flower essences. This will travel on the plane with her as well. We are also finalizing our emergency stop locations- places we could bring Ramba if something were to go wrong and it was necessary to stop for some time. Brasilia Zoo was great with this for Rana’s trip. They set up a specific area where we could unload her if needed. Thankfully we didn’t have to take them up on their hospitality, but as always, prepare for the worst and hope for the best.

And then there are all of the little details: where people are going to stay, how to get everyone back and forth to the airport and safari park, and of course, sorting out the final paperwork which can’t be done until the day before Ramba leaves. Because there is never enough paperwork.  But it seems like it’s the little things that are making it feel more real for some reason.

October 3, 2019

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  1. REPLY
    Sherry says

    A lot of work, but your GREAT BIG HEART IS SHINING THROUGH! Thank you to everyone involved in rescuing Ramba with
    lots of XOXOs!!!!

  2. REPLY
    Maggie says

    Hi beautiful. You’re looking lovely as usual. ??????

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    Carolyn McNeil says

    I agree with Sherry. She actually made me tear up. I appreciate wholeheartedly what you have endured with all the paperwork nightmare. I hope Argentina will be easier and faster, those elephants have been waiting since 2017 and paperwork with government regulations makes it seem an impossible dream except I know you will never stop fighting for their rescue. Thanks so much!

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