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EleFact Friday: Staying Upright

It is no secret that elephants are one of the largest animals, coming in just behind several species of whales when it comes to size comparison. But with their large size comes some interesting anatomical aspects that help them maintain balance, strength, and overall health. ...

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EleFact Friday: Measuring Elephant Body Conditions

We recently shared an updated photo of Guillermina comparing her weight and overall appearance when she arrived at the sanctuary and now. Many of you were thrilled with her progress and supportive of her journey, although some people voiced their concerns over several of our elephants looking “too thin.” In…...

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EleFact Friday: Elephant Appreciation Day

Happy Elephant Appreciation Day from all of us here at Global Sanctuary for Elephants! A day established in the United States in 1996, we use this opportunity to spend a little extra time reflecting on not only the amazing capabilities of the species itself, but all of the ways that…...

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EleFact Friday: The Stretchable Elephant Trunk

We’ve spent many EleFact Fridays sharing the impressive nature and importance of the elephant trunk. The nerves and muscles paired together result in some pretty remarkable skills for the species, but did you know that the skin of the trunk contributes to the success as well? ...

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EleFact Friday: Unique Vocal Calls

For this week’s EleFact Friday, we are excited to share some fascinating news from the elephant research world that several of you have seen and sent our way! New research, which has been posted as a preprint and has not yet been certified by peer review, suggests that wild African…...

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EleFact Friday: Adapting to a Changing Environment

Happy EleFact Friday! You may remember reading about elephant teeth and how they shift and move as an elephant matures. Recent research from the University of Helsinki reveals an even greater shift in an elephant’s dental makeup: experts have found that changing environmental conditions over the past millions of years…...

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