EleFact

EleFact Friday: Right or Left?

We’re back on this EleFact Friday with more tusk talk! Like humans, there are several species of animals that show preference when it comes to being left or right handed…or pawed. Apes, whales, dogs, cats, fish, and even honeybees have historically shown lateral dominance. ...

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EleFact Friday: More Tusk Trivia

After last week’s EleFACT, we received many questions about trimming tusks on elephants. We’re back today with more details and further explanation of the process....

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EleFact Friday: Horns and Tusks

As elephant lovers, we all know that poaching is a major threat to the species. Similar to rhinoceroses and their horns, poachers and hunters target elephants for their tusks. The difference between the two animals is that rhino horns actually grow back, but elephants’ tusks do not. Why is this?…...

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EleFact Friday: Whisker Mysteries

News came out this week about a fascinating study in the elephant world: a team of zoologists have dedicated their time to learning more about the whiskers on an elephant’s trunk. For today’s EleFACT, we’ll take a look at what they found....

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EleFact Friday: Digestion Situation

With their incredible size, elephants need an incredible digestive system to keep up with the amount of food it takes to keep them going. For today’s EleFACT Friday, we’ll be talking about elephant stomachs....

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EleFact Friday: Ancient Elephant Relatives

Happy EleFACT Friday! We’re going to take a look back in history today as we examine some recent elephant news that has been circulating. Last week, news broke of paleontologists from the Florida Museum of Natural History uncovering a graveyard of gomphotheres, which are extinct relatives of elephants dating back…...

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