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EleFact Friday: Symbiotic Relationships in the Wild

We’ve shared before about how the elephants in sanctuary interact with the other critters around the property. From dogs to tapirs to goats and sheep, the five girls seem to get along with almost everyone, or at least are able to exist peacefully beside each other. For today’s EleFACT, we…...

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EleFact Friday: From Purrs to Rumbles – How Vocal Sounds Are Made

As a family of animal lovers of all kinds, we often get questions about how elephants compare to other creatures. Recently, after posting a particularly rumbly video of Mara, Bambi, and Rana (lovingly known here as the Power Puff Girls), we had a few curious minds wondering about how elephant…...

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Elefact Friday: Tusks Are Worth Much More Than Money

For this week’s EleFACT, we want to highlight a recent study regarding African elephants and the amazing information that can be gathered from their DNA. Researchers have been using genetic testing on seized ivory shipments to trace international crime rings of illegal ivory trade. While we all know how harmful…...

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EleFact Friday: The Sensitive But Powerful Trunk

None of us here in the GSE family are strangers to the fact that elephant trunks are capable of some amazing things. From slinging dirt and dust, to aiding in some occasional mischief, the trunk of an elephant is just one part of what makes them incredible animals. Recent research…...

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EleFact Friday: Don’t Get Ticked Off

From the biggest of animals to the smallest of insects, we cover it all on EleFACT Fridays. Many of you may be extra vigilant in the warmer months when it comes to pets and ticks, and we are especially careful when it comes to the elephants here in Brazil as…...

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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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