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EleFact Friday: Ways to Chill Out

Here in the United States, parts of the country are starting to experience some spring-like weather, as we reach warmer temperatures. Although humans have their own ways of staying cool, today we want to discuss how elephants manage to beat the heat in the warmer months. ...

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April 1st EleFact (or EleFiction?)

Happy EleFact Friday! We’ve previously shared how elephants relate to a variety of other species in the animal kingdom. From manatees, to aardvarks, elephants have several traits and characteristics that are similar to other animals. For today’s EleFACT, we want to share with you an animal that elephants share a…...

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EleFact Friday: More Surprising Elephant Cousins

We were so excited to see that our EleFACT from last week helped many people learn that manatees and elephants were family members in the animal kingdom. Not only that, but we discovered that many of our supporters had a soft spot in their hearts for manatees, as well. Today…...

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EleFact Friday: Unlikely Elephant “Cousins”

We recently shared a slow-motion video of Alma the tapir snacking and received a few questions about her relatives in the animal kingdom. Surprisingly, tapirs are more closely related to horses and rhinoceroses than elephants, despite the similarity in elephant and tapir noses. For today’s EleFACT, we wanted to talk…...

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EleFact Friday: Elephants Are Diversity Boosters

We all know by now that as a keystone species, elephants have a significant impact on the animal kingdom as a whole and the surrounding environment. Recent studies have shown that elephants and other large animals can boost plant diversity in the areas they inhabit and can positively impact the…...

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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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