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EleFact Friday: Recognizing Pain

As we’ve been updating you on Lady’s health issues, we’ve received some questions about how we monitor her level of pain as her osteomyelitis progresses. It’s a challenge in animal healthcare to determine pain levels in a patient who can’t describe where something hurts and how much it hurts. So…...

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EleFact Friday: Body Awareness in Elephants

In a previous EleFact, we discussed the idea that elephants are self-aware and potentially have the ability to recognize themselves in the mirror. This week, we’ll take that idea a step further by examining the ability of elephants to have body awareness, or an understanding of their place in an…...

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EleFact Friday: AI and Conservation

It seems that Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a part of the current cultural moment. We are still learning what AI can do as a society – but what does it have to do with elephants? For this week’s EleFact, we’ll look at some new research that focuses on elephant conservation....

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EleFact Friday: Osteomyelosis Information

As we’ve talked about Lady and the difficulties she’s been having with her feet, her confirmed diagnosis of osteomyelitis has come up several times. For that reason, this week’s EleFact Friday is going to explain what the disease is, how you can get it, and what it means for those…...

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EleFact Friday: Pregnancies in Captivity

Last week’s EleFact focused on elephant pregnancies and birth in the wild. This week, for EleFact Friday, we’re going to delve a little deeper into reproduction in captivity and the impact it can have on calves and their mothers....

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EleFact Friday: Miraculous Elephant Mothers

Not too long ago, we asked our readers to submit questions that we could answer with EleFacts. One of the most popular topics mentioned surrounded elephant pregnancy and birth. Though none of the elephants currently at the sanctuary have ever been pregnant to our knowledge, this week, we are going…...

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