elephant behavior

Mendoza Update: Pocha and Her Crate

Trish sent along this video from Mendoza of Pocha spending time in her crate, seemingly quite relaxed and enjoying a snack. Pocha goes into the transport crate easily and appears to feel safe and secure. The crate is open here and she can back out if she wants, at any…...

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Ask Us Anything – More Answers From Kat

  Today we are presenting the third part of our “Ask Us Anything” series, addressing more of your specific questions. Kat sat down and took some time to share her thoughts on a few of your submissions. ...

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Do Elephants Prefer One Caregiver Over Another?

We get a number of questions about whether caregivers have “favorite” elephants (which Scott and Kat talked about in the AMA video) or if elephants have people they prefer over others. Truthfully, the answer is: yes and no. ...

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Miss Maia Comes Ever Closer

As you have seen, Maia has been increasing the amount of time she spends near the other girls. This could be the result of a combination of things – her growing confidence, Bambi’s change in energy, her bonds with old friends like Rana – but we will never know for…...

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EleFact Friday: Earthshaking Communication

Happy EleFACT Friday. We often discuss different ways that elephants communicate with each other, either by touching or vocalizations. Today we’ll be talking about seismic communication. ...

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Breakfast For Some, Naps For Others

Bambi and Rana were spending time together at breakfast recently and Mara was off on her own. The two made an effort at calling for her – a few trumpets and some rumbles – but nothing like the loud, urgent bellows they’ve made in the past when Mara gets separated…...

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