Rana’s Soft Smile

It may seem as though Rana stays in the background of our elephant group, but that isn’t true. She tends to be a bit more understated than those like Bambi, who has a big personality, or Mara, who enjoys being the center of attention. 

Rana is a much more subtle, quiet, and charming girl – but one who has a lot going on inside. Her personality can be complicated, but there are times when she has a softness and cuteness that is just melt-your-heart innocent. And, of course, she’s anything but innocent. But it’s undeniably endearing to see that she still has the ability to allow her inner child to come out and shine.


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    Melinda Barnett says

    Rana is so precious!

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    Julie says

    Tell me more! This post left me wanting to hear more about Rana’s personality, and that’s a good thing!

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    Sherry says

    Dear Rana, I would love to hug your trunk and gently stroke your face.☺️

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    Charlotte Hansen says

    Such a sweet post–thank you !

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    Tammy says

    God bless 🙏💞

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    Audrey says

    So beautiful.

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    Bernadette Rey says

    Do Asian elephants ever have tusks

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      Kat Blais says

      males do, females do not. they have pseudo tusks called ‘tushes’, but not all of them have them. Rana does on her left side.

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    Susan says

    Well said!! I adore Rana so much, she is amazing. I find her very comforting. I love hearing anything to do with The Ladies and your observations of them 🥰 And the picture is another keeper, how can you resist RanaBug!! ❤️🐘❤️ Thank you!!

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    John says

    Any time you want to post a video of her squeaks is fine with me. I’m just sayin.

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    Alana says

    If seeing her, like me, melted your heart, look for the clip of her squeaks. She will have you under her spell.

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    Suzanne Eaton says

    Rana is absolutely beautiful inside and out and full of sweetness and great character. I pray she is blessed with a long and happy life at GSE. Thank you Scott, Kat and staff for the love and care you give our girls.

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    Wim says

    With silent strength tiptoeing through your herd.
    Are we smart enough to see your inner light and hurt.
    Beautiful Rana 💖🐘🙏

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