elephant behavior

EleFact Friday: Yearly Round-Up

If there’s anything we know for sure, it’s that working with elephants is a constant journey of learning: not only learning aspects of animals as individuals, but educating ourselves about the species as a whole in order to provide them with the best care possible. A big part of sanctuary,…...

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Maia’s Responses to Guille’s Behavior

Guillermina brings with her a playful attitude. Her exuberance could be because of her youth – or it could simply be a part of her personality. We will learn more as she gets older and settles in with the other elephants over time. ...

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EleFact Friday: The African Elephant Diet

Earlier this week, we shared a video of Guillermina stripping bark from a tree and explained that this is typically a behavior shown by African elephants. For today’s EleFACT, we’ll satisfy the curiosities of our supporters and look further into this behavior....

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Guillermina Stripping Bark From a Tree

Once again, we caught Guillermina on our observation camera having a ball in the rain. In this instance, she’s actually stripping bark from one of the trees and eating it – something we don’t recall seeing another captive Asian elephant do. That’s much more akin to African elephant behavior. ...

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Guillermina is Settling In With the Other Girls

More and more, Guillermina is spending consistent time around Maia, Bambi, Mara, and Rana as a group. In particular, she and Maia share a great deal of one-on-one time, as the two of them seem to have worked out the dynamic between them; Guille knows what kinds of interactions that…...

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What It Takes to Gain an Elephant’s Trust

We have been interviewing for new caregivers at the sanctuary recently, and one of the candidates asked an interesting question that gave us a chance to reflect. She wanted to know if the elephants here at the sanctuary have a high level of trust toward Scott and Kat because the…...

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