elephant behavior

EleFact Friday: Maintaining the Ecosystem

In last week’s EleFACT, we shared about the impressive nature of the elephant species’ in their ability to seemingly “know” what plants around the sanctuary or in the wild are poisonous or, even more impressively, how their bodies seem to react to toxins in less harmful ways than other species.…...

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EleFact Friday: What To Eat?

Our sanctuary residents are given plenty of time to explore the habitats, which means they often come into contact with native flora and fauna they may have not experienced before. This presents an interesting question for both the elephants at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil and other species in the wild: how…...

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EleFact Friday: What Makes a Nest?

If you saw our post last week, you learned about our decision to let the sanctuary elephants roam freely at night. We mentioned that allowing them to sleep outdoors promotes a quiet atmosphere to become grounded in, autonomy, and provides them with the most comfortable sleeping options. We also talked…...

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EleFact Friday: Unique Vocal Calls

For this week’s EleFact Friday, we are excited to share some fascinating news from the elephant research world that several of you have seen and sent our way! New research, which has been posted as a preprint and has not yet been certified by peer review, suggests that wild African…...

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Continued Evolution of Social Groups

Currently at sanctuary, we are seeing an evolution of social dynamics that is subtle, but clear. Groups of elephants who wouldn’t necessarily have been seen spending time together before are more and more often socializing. While we know that Rana, Mara, and Bambi are a strong group of friends, these…...

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EleFact Friday: The Elephant Ethogram

For this week’s EleFact Friday, we wanted to share a resource that we often use to not only answer questions from supporters about elephant behavior, but to continue to educate ourselves about elephant communication in the wild. ...

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