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EleFact Friday: Elephant Yawns

It’s EleFACT Friday again and this week we’ll be talking about something we all do, possibly every day: yawn. Spontaneous yawning can be seen in most vertebrate classes, including elephants. But are elephants capable of what’s known as “contagious yawning”?...

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EleFact Friday: Reproduction in Captivity

With the arrival of Guillermina, the sanctuary’s youngest elephant resident, and watching her interactions with some of the older ladies, we have received many questions about whether or not the girls here are physically able to produce their own children, and if that’s in the plans for the future. While…...

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EleFact Friday: Functional Fuzz

It’s EleFACT Friday, and we have some hairy ladies to talk about! We all know that Maia is our resident fuzzy head, but Guillermina has brought some fresh new hair-dos to our sanctuary family....

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EleFact Friday: Supplementing Food

A few weeks ago, we put out a call to action to raise funds for hay to supplement the diets of the sanctuary elephants and many of you showed up and supported us. In addition to the kind donations, we received a number of questions about the diets and needs…...

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EleFact Friday: Safe Spaces To Heal

In our recent updates on Pocha and Guilliermina, we’ve received quite a few questions about whether the two are returning to the barn after their explorations in the yards. We wanted to take the opportunity to not only answer the question, but examine the idea that elephants have “safe spaces”…...

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EleFact Friday: Migration Information

Happy EleFACT Friday. As seasons change, elephants in the wild often make their way across varying habitats and environments in search of better resources such as water or food. Today, we want to examine some of these migratory patterns. ...

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