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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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EleFact Friday: More Weather Info

The dry season has arrived at the sanctuary and temperatures are fluctuating, which some of you may also be experiencing at home. For today’s EleFACT, we want to talk a bit more about what happens to elephants in the wild as seasons change. ...

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EleFact Friday: Weather or Not…

It’s heating up at sanctuary as the dry season creeps in and some of you at home may be experiencing some warmer temperatures as well. For today’s EleFACT, we want to take a look at how abnormally warm temperatures can affect elephants around the world. ...

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