elephant behavior

EleFact Friday: When Do Elephants Sleep?

Happy EleFact Friday. We’ve talked about elephant sleep habits before, and how existing in a sanctuary or the wild can affect elephants’ sleep behaviors. ...

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AMA Answers: Round 1 with Dr. Trish

Our recent “Ask Me Anything” was so successful, that we are breaking the answer portion down into more than one post. We posed a few of your questions to one of our elephant veterinarians, Trish, for her to answer:...

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Maia is Distracted By Her Love of Snacks

The elephants have an excellent sense of time, particularly when it comes to food. Recently, we were a bit tardy getting their late night snack put out in the habitat, so Mara, Bambi, and Rana made their way down toward the barn to see what the holdup was. The three…...

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Bambi Makes Progress During Treatments

During Bambi’s most recent weigh-in, we were delighted to see how willing she was to get into the chute and participate in the whole process. Those of you who have followed Bambi’s journey from the beginning – particularly in the days and months prior to her transport to sanctuary –…...

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Video: Rana and Bambi Reunite with Mara

This video was taken last week from one of our habitat cameras. It is not as high-resolution as those we might take up close with our cameras or phones – but it captures the essence of the relationship between Mara, Bambi, and Rana so well that we had to share. ...

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EleFact Friday: More About African Elephants

Happy EleFACT Friday! We’ve explored the differences between Asian and African elephants before, but today we’ll be diving in a little deeper on what makes African elephants so unique. ...

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