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EleFact Friday: Healthy Skin

Because several elephants at sanctuary have experienced skin issues, and we have received numerous questions, we are focusing this week’s EleFACT on skin health and how it impacts overall health. ...

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EleFact Friday: Obesity in Elephants

Because most people have observed elephants exclusively in captivity, it is easy to think that a more rotund elephant is normal when, in fact, that elephant is overweight. The elephants at sanctuary are at a weight that’s closer to what is appropriate for their species. Both Pocha and Guillermina arrived…...

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EleFact Friday: Elephants Graze All Day Long

We often talk about elephants grazing or eating meals here at sanctuary. So, for this week’s EleFACT Friday, we are going to talk about just how much elephants eat in a day and why. The elephants here browse on grass, vines, roots, and trees, among other things. We also supplement…...

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EleFact Friday: Raising an Elephant Calf

We’ve written before about the role of a matriarch in a traditional herd, and we’ve gotten many questions about the part that other female elephants play in the raising of a calf – so this week’s EleFACT will talk about group and family dynamics and young elephants. ...

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EleFact Friday: Elephants Yet To Come

This week, for EleFACT Friday, we wanted to address questions that many of you have been asking about elephants yet to come to Elephant Sanctuary Brazil. There is always so much excitement around new elephant transports and we want to make sure that everyone has an understanding of where all…...

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EleFACT Friday: Can Elephants Be Domesticated?

Today’s EleFACT delves into the misconception that, because elephants can be taught to perform certain behaviors, or because they have close contact with humans, they are actually domesticated animals. Though humans have been interacting with and using elephants for labor or entertainment purposes, that doesn’t take away their wild nature. ...

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