elephant anatomy

EleFact Friday: Useful and Unique Elephant Ears

For this week’s EleFACT Friday, we’re going to talk about the appearance of an elephant’s ears and why exactly some look the way they do. Many of you have noticed that a few of the elephants here have ears that appear worn or tattered. This can happen for several reasons,…...

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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: 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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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: From Purrs to Rumbles – How Vocal Sounds Are Made

As a family of animal lovers of all kinds, we often get questions about how elephants compare to other creatures. Recently, after posting a particularly rumbly video of Mara, Bambi, and Rana (lovingly known here as the Power Puff Girls), we had a few curious minds wondering about how elephant…...

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