elephant anatomy

EleFact Friday: Are Elephant Feet and Human Feet So Different?

For this week’s EleFACT, we want to share a little more detail on a topic we often talk about: elephant feet. More specifically, we are looking at what the feet of an elephant have in common with our own human feet. For years, researchers have compared the morphology of feet…...

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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: 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: Cool Hair

I’m sure you have noticed that some elephants, like Maia, have fuzzy heads, while others, like Bambi, have smooth heads. Some have asked why that difference exists, and the answers are relatively simple: genetics and, especially for elephants who have lived in captivity, healthy skin. Much like humans, who have…...

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