EleFact

EleFact Friday: Keeping Cool and Warming Up

As we finally enter the autumn season in the states, the rainy season is about to begin down in Brazil. Changing seasons allow us to reflect and prepare to help the elephants keep cool (or warmer) as their bodies do the work to regulate and help them adapt to changes…...

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EleFact Friday: Useful and Unique Elephant Ears

For this week’s EleFACT Friday, we’re going to talk about the appearance of an elephant’s ears and why exactly some look the way they do. Many of you have noticed that a few of the elephants here have ears that appear worn or tattered. This can happen for several reasons,…...

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EleFact Friday: How Nature Cares For Feet

For this EleFACT Friday, we’re talking about feet and how walking on natural surfaces helps keep them healthy; it also reduces the need for excessive foot work in captive elephants. Elephants have evolved in such a way that their natural walking abilities help keep their feet in good working order....

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EleFact Friday: Healthy Skin

Because several elephants at sanctuary have experienced skin issues, and we have received numerous questions, we are focusing this week’s EleFACT on skin health and how it impacts overall health. ...

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EleFact Friday: Obesity in Elephants

Because most people have observed elephants exclusively in captivity, it is easy to think that a more rotund elephant is normal when, in fact, that elephant is overweight. The elephants at sanctuary are at a weight that’s closer to what is appropriate for their species. Both Pocha and Guillermina arrived…...

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EleFact Friday: Elephants Graze All Day Long

We often talk about elephants grazing or eating meals here at sanctuary. So, for this week’s EleFACT Friday, we are going to talk about just how much elephants eat in a day and why. The elephants here browse on grass, vines, roots, and trees, among other things. We also supplement…...

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