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EleFact Friday: Taking Things In Stride

Because next week’s Giving Tuesday fundraiser will go toward the expansion of our female African elephant habitat, this week’s EleFACT is going to focus on some incredible things about the species. We’ve spoken before about some differences between Asian and African elephants, like the size and shape of their ears…...

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EleFact Friday: Bodies Are Like History Books

Happy EleFACT Friday. Did you know that, as humans, our bodies contain organs and body parts that have lost or changed function over time? Vestige, or vestigial structures, are pieces of human and animal bodies that continue to exist without retaining their original function. It’s most often used in biology…...

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EleFact Friday: The Nutty Truth

Last week’s EleFACT Friday was all about busting the myth about pink elephants, and this week we’re back to challenge another widely held belief. Movies and tv shows have taught us that elephants’ snack of choice is peanuts, to the point that many people associate them with each other. But…...

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EleFact Friday: Pink Elephants On Parade?

On EleFACT Friday, we like to bring you facts about elephants that you may have never heard, elaborate on some lesser-known theories, and share more detailed stories about the sanctuary elephants and their anatomy. Today, however, we’ll be busting a myth.  You may have heard of the phrase “seeing pink…...

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EleFact Friday: Wrinkles Welcome Here

Happy EleFACT Friday. We’ve shared some information about the complexities of elephant skin before, but today we want to talk about all of their wrinkled glory that we know and love. ...

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EleFact Friday: Passing Down Wisdom

Happy EleFACT Friday. Today we want to share some results of a recent study that has been in the news, proving that young female elephants highly benefit from having older siblings, particularly sisters, which contributes to lengthening their life expectancy. ...

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