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EleFact Friday: Lashes on Guard

Happy EleFACT Friday! You may not think that something as small as eyelashes are much to talk about in regards to elephants, but they’re actually quite special. Not only do elephants hold the record for largest land animal, but they also take the title of longest eyelashes. Their lashes can grow up to 5 inches long and are not just for looks. Eyelashes of that length help protect the animals from dust, debris, or sand getting in the eyes. In addition to both the upper and lower eyelids, elephants have a third eyelid which moves vertically across the eye and also acts as protection when feeding, dusting, and bathing. Of the elephants here at GSE, Lady has the longest eyelashes.

Photo below is of Lady and her luxurious eyelashes.

Comments(18)

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    Katie Howard says

    ❤️ And how is Ms Sweet Lady doing these days?

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      sara says

      Lady is doing quite well – thank you! Aren’t those lashes gorgeous?

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    Julie says

    Awww…beautiful Lady! Thank you for the interesting Eel-fact…5 inches, huh? Wow! I received my Float shirt today…it’s beautiful!

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      sara says

      So glad you like it. Thank you!

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    Bill says

    Keep the information coming. And, she is rocking the wrinkles.

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    John says

    That is quite an interesting picture. It gives her a bit of a human-like quality and I’m not sure I can explain it.

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    Kelejan says

    Good job they don’t need mascara. They would be using bucketfuls.

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    Irene says

    That is amazing! Gorgeous! Lady is so graceful! Envious!😆❤️, thank you for the EleFact!👍🏻♥️

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    Barb says

    Hooray for another EleFact Friday! Eyelashes are remarkable! No mascara needed for these beauties on Lady :o)

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    Tammy says

    Wow, what gorgeous eyelashes is right I’m impressed and jealous too! I never knew they grew to that amazing length or that they have a third eyelid which makes perfect sense so thank you for that information which I will share with my grandsons this weekend while wearing my the Ramba Effect hoodie and share her amazing life story which they will love! I miss her so much Ramba was the first elephant that stole my heart I just happened to come across her incredible rescue story and I’ve been along for this wonderful incredible journey ever since. I’m truly fortunate to be part of GSE Brazil who makes us all feel like one big happy family sharing those touching moments allowing us to see those behind the scenes adventures these amazing gentle giants get to finally freely enjoy teaching us so many new things but the best ever is when the elephants finally get to the sanctuary the excitement is off the charts then Scott and Kat open up those trailer doors and we see that beautiful elephant taking that life changing first step onto sanctuary soil with tears of joy streaming down our faces we will cherish in our hearts forever. Thank you dear sweet Rambita you will always have a special place in my heart miss you so much girl 😘🐘💞

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      sara says

      Ramba will always be in our hearts, too. Thank you for being a part of our special community.

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    Wim says

    Could we rename Lady into Queen because her eyelashes deserve a Royal certificate. Wonderful to know the whole story. 🙏🐘

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    Tracy H says

    Beautiful Lady rocking those long lashes. Thanks for sharing her with us.
    Received my float shirt today. Love it!!! Can’t wait for mom and daughter to make it home to paradise.

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    SHEILA says

    SWEET LIL LADY❤️🐘❤️ NOT ONLY DOES SHE HAVE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL EYELASHES WHEN SHE ARRIVED AT SANCTUARY SHE HAD THE LONGEST TAIL AND MY GOD IT HAD ALL ITS HAIR STILL‼️👍. I SAW NOT LONG AGO SHES LOST HALF THE HAIR BECAUSE OF ALL HER “BUSHWAHACKING TREES AND SHRUBS” SHE MAY HAVE LOST SOME! YES LADY IS ONLY GAL WHO HAS HAIR ON END TAIL👍

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    Audrey says

    Lady is truly a beauty, long eyelashes and all. Thank you for sharing this fabulous close up of her.

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    Sallie says

    Miss Lady, I am soooooo jealous of your gorgeous eyelashes! I would be thrilled with just 1 inch, but Girls will be Girls! We girls always want more to be Beautiful . . . Human or Elephant. What a story. Keep them coming!

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    Beji says

    Who knew? Glad for the info.

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    Sunny says

    Of course Lady is the one with the longest eyelashes… That’s because she is a lovely Lady 😍

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