Elephants graze constantly. Because their bodies are designed to digest food in small amounts, they may spend up to 20 hours of their day eating. As we’ve joked before, most elephant days look something like: eat, chat, nap, poop, repeat. But the best days for the elephants are often those that are the most relaxed – when they can just be present in their surroundings.
On this particular afternoon, Rana was spending some time with her sisters in the habitat and decided to play with her food a bit. She leisurely snacks on a palm frond (one of her favorite foods), just taking her time.
The video also shows Rana’s unique walk, which is a result of an injury she received when she was approximately 5-years-old. But, as you can see, it doesn’t stop her from going where she wants, whenever she wants.
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Ellen Bollinger saysAugust 3, 2021 at 3:11 pm
All things Rana are Perfection
SHEILA saysAugust 3, 2021 at 3:52 pm
OH ❤️RANA🐘 MY LOVELY LADY😍. YES HER STIFF LEG SURE GETS HER WHERE SHE WANTS TO GO! WATCHING RANA IM WONDERING IF SHE IS HAVING TROUBLE EATING PALM FRAUNS❓DOES SHE STILL HAVE GOOD TEETH❓RANA TOOK ALONG TIME TO CHEW THAT SMALL MOUTHFUL! THEN THRU DOWN THE PALM🌴 FRAUN! RANA LOOKS PRETTY CHUBBY THO! SHES SO LOVELY❤️🐘❤️ SHES A WONDERFUL LADY! CALM! SWEET! CARING! I STILL THINK SHE CAN GET CLOSE TO LADY🐘. VERY SOON🙏
Sara saysAugust 3, 2021 at 4:43 pm
Rana’s teeth are fine. Sometimes palm fronds can just be awkward to chew!
Katie Howard saysAugust 3, 2021 at 4:39 pm
Rana-Bug!!! Love this lovely girl – the anchor of all good vibes at Sanctuary! (If Rana were a human, she would be a most effective treating psychologist!) 😊❤️🐘❤️
Sara saysAugust 3, 2021 at 4:50 pm
You never know – she just might!
SandyJK saysAugust 3, 2021 at 4:42 pm
Oh sweet Rana, we love you!
Wim saysAugust 3, 2021 at 5:11 pm
Looking great Rana very smooth moves. Never give up gorgeous giant. 🤗🐘❤️
John saysAugust 3, 2021 at 7:31 pm
Thank you for our continuing education on elephants. You’re doing a fabulous job.
Sara saysAugust 3, 2021 at 8:05 pm
Beji saysAugust 3, 2021 at 7:54 pm
She is just magnificent. I’ll grab a bottle of ranch dressing and meet her for lunch. What do palm fronds taste like??
Sara saysAugust 3, 2021 at 8:05 pm
You can find out and let me know… 😉
Anita J saysAugust 3, 2021 at 9:39 pm
You have no idea (or maybe you do!) how relaxing and feel good your videos from sanctuaries are! I could watch them for hours! Healthy, happy, relaxed elephants, amazing green, huge spaces, birds chirping, insects buzzing…slice of haven …I am feeling I am right in there with them!..Always great start to my day!…xoxoox
Sara saysAugust 4, 2021 at 11:13 am
Thank you. Watching them definitely brings a certain amount of calmness sometimes. We’re glad you are getting some of that feeling.
Nancy Shaw saysAugust 4, 2021 at 12:46 pm
What Anita J said !! ( :
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