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EleFact Friday: How Do Elephants Breathe?

Happy EleFact Friday. We’ve discussed several physical characteristics elephants possess that make them different from other land mammals, and today we’ll be adding their lungs to that list. ...

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EleFact Friday: Keystone Species

Happy EleFACT Friday.  Did you know that elephants are considered to be a “keystone species”? This means that in the wild, elephants are critical to the survival of the other plants and animals in the ecosystem. Keystone species can range from the tiniest of plants to the largest predators, but…...

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EleFact Friday: Playing It by Ear

Earlier this week, we talked about the difference between African and Asian Elephants. For this week’s EleFACT Friday, we’re going to dive into one of the major physical differences between the two species: the ears. ...

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EleFact Friday: A Noise By Any Other Name

Happy EleFACT Friday. This week, we are going to explore the types of noises that elephants make and how they make them. Elephants produce a wide variety of sounds, and each can mean different things to different herd members (or humans in sanctuary). The sound many people often associate with…...

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EleFact Friday – Sleepy Elephants Do Lie Down

For last week’s EleFACT Friday, we talked about the hearts of elephants, and we mentioned that their heart rates actually speed up when they are lying down and resting. This week, we want to talk about the common falsehood that elephants cannot lie down for long periods of time, like…...

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EleFact Friday: Elephants Truly Have Big Hearts

Happy EleFACT Friday. Although elephants’ physical size towers over many other species, the internal organs are proportionally no bigger than those of many other mammals. However, the heart in particular is surprisingly large and can vary in size depending on the elephant’s age and weight. The average weight for an…...

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