elephant anatomy

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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Elefact Friday: Tusks Are Worth Much More Than Money

For this week’s EleFACT, we want to highlight a recent study regarding African elephants and the amazing information that can be gathered from their DNA. Researchers have been using genetic testing on seized ivory shipments to trace international crime rings of illegal ivory trade. While we all know how harmful…...

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EleFact Friday: The Sensitive But Powerful Trunk

None of us here in the GSE family are strangers to the fact that elephant trunks are capable of some amazing things. From slinging dirt and dust, to aiding in some occasional mischief, the trunk of an elephant is just one part of what makes them incredible animals. Recent research…...

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