elephant health

EleFact Friday: Osteomyelosis Information

As we’ve talked about Lady and the difficulties she’s been having with her feet, her confirmed diagnosis of osteomyelitis has come up several times. For that reason, this week’s EleFact Friday is going to explain what the disease is, how you can get it, and what it means for those…...

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From Kat: Bambi Lying Down in the Morning

  This afternoon, we wanted to share some words about a recent occurrence directly from Kat. Here she is, offering some details for you: The other morning, caregivers went out to feed the 5 ladies, Mara, Rana, Bambi, Guille, and Maia. They could see 3 elephants by the pond and…...

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Another Step on Lady’s Path

Over the past month or so, we’ve been sharing Lady’s progress as she deals with swelling in her legs and feet. This ailment, in addition to the “normal” terrible state of her feet, has made her steps more tentative and her left foot seems more painful at times. Based on…...

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EleFact Friday: Pregnancies in Captivity

Last week’s EleFact focused on elephant pregnancies and birth in the wild. This week, for EleFact Friday, we’re going to delve a little deeper into reproduction in captivity and the impact it can have on calves and their mothers....

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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: Connecting Pathways

When it comes to the conservation of the elephant species, we’ve shared time and time before that the greatest threat to the species as a whole is the destruction of their native habitats and resources. To protect elephants in the wild, it’s imperative to protect their spaces. A recent study…...

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