Know Your Elephants: Identifying Rana

Following last week’s “Know Your Elephant” post, this week we’re going to talk a little about Rana. Every elephant has her own special features that you can use as identification. Unless you see each individual every day, it can be tricky to tell one elephant from another. 

Once you start to notice these details, it will likely be easier for you to identify Rana more easily. She has so many unique physical aspects, but we’ve found these are some of the most helpful things for some to look for. 


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    Pam Knaggs says

    Thank you! I do hope there is not a pop quiz at the end! Lol!

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    John says

    I vote for Rana for “Most likely to become a Hollywood Beauty Queen”.

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    Carol says

    Love our Rana’s perfect “imperfection”!!!

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    Barb says

    I had not noticed Rana’s cute asymmetrical head. Cute as can be!

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    Anne Knight says

    Posting ID tips is a great idea! Thanks very much.

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    Katie Howard says

    This is so interesting! We’ve all been looking at photos and videos of these girls for years (or at least months, depending on arrival) – and you are pointing out things I have never noticed! 💕☺️ Thank you!

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    Tammy says

    Thank you for these identification tips they’re very helpful! How was Ranas elbow injured and how long ago was it fused? 💞🐘

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      Kat Blais says

      we were told it happened when she was approximately 5 years old. we didn’t receive any other details.

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