EleFact

EleFact Friday: Osteoarthritis in Elephants

We recently shared that Bambi is experiencing some stiffness in her leg and received a few questions about how joint issues in elephants compare to other species, and even humans. In previous EleFacts, we’ve talked about the anatomy behind elephant limbs: their bodies are designed to withstand long periods of…...

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EleFact Friday: What Makes a Nest?

If you saw our post last week, you learned about our decision to let the sanctuary elephants roam freely at night. We mentioned that allowing them to sleep outdoors promotes a quiet atmosphere to become grounded in, autonomy, and provides them with the most comfortable sleeping options. We also talked…...

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EleFact Friday: Staying Outside

Earlier this week, we shared a post about looking for our sanctuary residents in the mornings after they’ve spent their evenings out in the habitats. We received a few questions about our decision to leave the girls out at night, when other sanctuaries may bring their animals inside. For today’s…...

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EleFact Friday: How Essential Are Trunks?

In last week’s EleFact, we spent time looking at the incredible capabilities of elephant trunks and received an interesting question: in situations where elephants unfortunately lose their trunks or their abilities to use them properly, how do they adapt? Today we’ll be tackling this and taking a closer look. ...

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EleFact Friday: Trunk Anatomy

Happy EleFact Friday! You know we love every opportunity to examine the fascinating and miraculous anatomy of our favorite species, and today we’re going to take a closer look at the amazing elephant trunk. The most complex musculature of its kind in the animal world has been recently found to…...

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EleFact Friday: Lady and the Male Asian Yard

By now, you probably know that Lady loves to spend time in what we call the male Asian yard. We often share stories of her exploring the area among the palms and we typically receive questions about how Lady will react when males eventually inhabit the yard and she will…...

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