elephant health

EleFact Friday: Bodies Are Like History Books

Happy EleFACT Friday. Did you know that, as humans, our bodies contain organs and body parts that have lost or changed function over time? Vestige, or vestigial structures, are pieces of human and animal bodies that continue to exist without retaining their original function. It’s most often used in biology…...

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EleFact Friday: Passing Down Wisdom

Happy EleFACT Friday. Today we want to share some results of a recent study that has been in the news, proving that young female elephants highly benefit from having older siblings, particularly sisters, which contributes to lengthening their life expectancy. ...

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Ask Us Anything: The Final Round

In the final post of our “Ask Us Anything” series, Kat addresses a few more questions that you submitted. We’ve enjoyed sharing information and having conversations with all of you. There will always be questions, especially as the sanctuary family grows, and we will do our best to answer as…...

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EleFact Friday: The Tipsy Truth

Happy EleFACT Friday. Last weekend, we shared a video showing how inundated we are with mangoes, which oftentimes fall close to our property. We got several questions about what would happen if the fruit were to go bad before we could pick it up. There is a common misconception that…...

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EleFact Friday: The Truth About Tusks

Happy EleFact Friday. We’ve previously discussed tusks and tushes on both African and Asian elephants. Today we’re going to dive in a little further into the anatomy of tusks on African elephants....

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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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