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EleFact Friday: The Elephant Ethogram

For this week’s EleFact Friday, we wanted to share a resource that we often use to not only answer questions from supporters about elephant behavior, but to continue to educate ourselves about elephant communication in the wild. ...

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EleFact Friday: What It Takes To Be a Caregiver

We often receive questions about our caregiving staff and what qualifications they have that have led them to careers with elephants. Or maybe you’re interested in working with elephants at some point in your life and aren’t sure where to start. For today’s EleFact, we’ll give you some insight into…...

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EleFact Friday: Zombie Cells

In the early days of EleFacts, we shared the fascinating truth of elephant’s mutating genes that prevent them from getting cancer. To refresh your memory, elephants possess what is lovingly referred to as a “zombie” gene. In human and animal bodies, cells are constantly mutating and, in some cases, our…...

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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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