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EleFact Friday: More on the Elephant Heart

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we want to dedicate today’s EleFACT to a subject we’ve touched on before: the mighty elephant heart. ...

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EleFact Friday: The Persistence of Memory

It’s EleFACT Friday, and you may remember that we’ve touched on the amazing elephant memory a few times before. Recent reports show that the memory of an elephant may be more important than we previously believed – and it may help them survive. ...

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EleFact Friday: Hearing in Elephants and Mammals

Two weeks ago, we shared about an elephant’s ability to understand language and a very interesting question was raised: do elephants (or other animals, domestic or wild) experience hearing loss in the same way humans do? For today’s EleFACT Friday, we’ll take a closer look…or listen?...

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EleFact Friday: Healthy Elephant Feet

After sharing an update and photos of Guillermina’s feet earlier this week, as well as providing details on their current condition and the care that she is receiving, we had quite a few supporters request photos of elephant feet that are considered to be healthy. It’s understandable to want…...

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EleFact Friday: Elephant Communication and Understanding

We know that elephants are an intelligent species, wise in emotional wellness and mental cognition. Recently we received a question regarding language and how much they can understand Scott when he speaks to them in the videos we share. Let’s dive in and explore for today’s EleFACT! ...

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EleFact Friday: Brain Size vs Brain Function

New year, new EleFACTS! We have spent quite a few posts talking about the elephant’s brain; not only are they large in size, but their brains are composed of more neurons than any other mammal. The African Elephant has a brain weighing in at 5 kilograms (11 lbs) and is…...

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