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EleFact Friday: Are Elephant Feet and Human Feet So Different?

For this week’s EleFACT, we want to share a little more detail on a topic we often talk about: elephant feet. More specifically, we are looking at what the feet of an elephant have in common with our own human feet. For years, researchers have compared the morphology of feet…...

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EleFact Friday: Protected Contact That Heals

Many of our supporters know that a big part of sanctuary is honoring the space and boundaries of elephants. For today’s EleFACT Friday, we want to speak more about protected contact, what it means, and how it safeguards everyone here at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil. We recently posted a video of…...

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EleFact Friday: Respectful Interactions Among Sanctuary Residents

For this EleFact Friday, we thought we’d address some of the questions we often get about the elephants’ relationships (or lack thereof) with other animals around the sanctuary. From wildlife to furry friends, we have no shortage of critters running around, in and out of the habitats. While the elephants…...

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EleFact Friday: Only the Best White Elephant Gifts For You

We’re feeling the holiday spirit here at Global Sanctuary for Elephants. Today’s EleFACT Friday is about a fun holiday tradition with an interesting origin. Many of you may be familiar with the holiday party game where silly, unique gifts get passed around with an opportunity to steal from or trade…...

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EleFact Friday: Listening Can Save Lives

For today’s EleFACT Friday, we want to share more scientific exploration that exhibits how truly intelligent elephants are. In a study from 2014, researchers at Amboseli National Park in Kenya played recorded voices of individuals from two different language groups:  one whose members  occasionally threatened and preyed upon elephants, and…...

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EleFact Friday: Of Mice and Elephants

Happy Friday – EleFact Friday! Today we’re addressing another myth that we’ve probably all heard: are elephants really afraid of mice? Dr. Trish touched briefly on this in her AMA blog, but never really explored the myth in depth. From biblical stories to children’s movies, this idea has been historically…...

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