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EleFact Friday: The Tipsy Truth

Happy EleFACT Friday. Last weekend, we shared a video showing how inundated we are with mangoes, which oftentimes fall close to our property. We got several questions about what would happen if the fruit were to go bad before we could pick it up. There is a common misconception that…...

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EleFact Friday: The Truth About Tusks

Happy EleFact Friday. We’ve previously discussed tusks and tushes on both African and Asian elephants. Today we’re going to dive in a little further into the anatomy of tusks on African elephants....

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EleFact Friday – The Buzz About Coexistence

Happy EleFACT Friday. There have been several studies in the news lately about how bees can be used to aid in elephant and human interactions in the wild. Is it true that something as simple as a honey bee can scare an animal as large as an elephant? Today we’ll…...

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EleFact Friday: Everyone Needs Space to Heal

Happy EleFACT Friday. Last week, we talked about the difference in reproductive ages between male and female elephants and touched on how this would affect Pocha, Guillermina, and Tamy when they come to sanctuary. Today we wanted to dive a little bit more into Tamy, why he needs a dedicated…...

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EleFact Friday: No Boys Alowed

Happy EleFACT Friday! In our recent AMA, Kat was asked about why we keep male and female elephants in separate enclosures, and how and when they’ll be able to interact. Today we wanted to talk about reproductive ages between males and females and what that means for elephants who may…...

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EleFact Friday: Cool Hair

I’m sure you have noticed that some elephants, like Maia, have fuzzy heads, while others, like Bambi, have smooth heads. Some have asked why that difference exists, and the answers are relatively simple: genetics and, especially for elephants who have lived in captivity, healthy skin. Much like humans, who have…...

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