elephant behavior

EleFact Friday: Miraculous Elephant Mothers

Not too long ago, we asked our readers to submit questions that we could answer with EleFacts. One of the most popular topics mentioned surrounded elephant pregnancy and birth. Though none of the elephants currently at the sanctuary have ever been pregnant to our knowledge, this week, we are going…...

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EleFact Friday: Sanctuary Enrichment

Here at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil, we do our best to provide our residents with the most natural life possible, allowing them to explore the habitats and take in all the wonders of the environment around them. Recently, we’ve received some questions about enrichment. For instance, why do other sanctuaries provide…...

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Dynamics Are Always Evolving

Lately, we’ve been seeing an evolution of relationships among all of the elephants in the group of five: Rana, Mara, Bambi, Guille, and Maia. Maia, Bambi, and Guillermina have been spending more time together as a small group, whereas before Guille would share space with just one or the other…...

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EleFact Friday: Ant Defense

We’ve shared before about how honeybees have been shown to successfully aid in the issue of human-elephant conflict, as elephants find themselves deterred by the sounds and presence of the stinging insects. It seems like there is another member of the bug world that elephants may not be fans of,…...

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EleFact Friday: How Ears Can Communicate

In response to several recent videos of happy elephants with flapping ears, we’ve received a few questions about the particular ear movements that the girls may be showing off. We know that elephants’ large ears help keep them cool (and keep bugs away) but did you know that certain movements…...

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EleFact Friday: Yearly Roundup

As another year comes to a close, we reflect on the opportunities and responsibilities that we have as an organization not only to provide sanctuary to elephants, but to share news and research from around the world about the elephant species as a whole. Education is a key aspect of…...

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