elephant health

Doctor Trish Arrives for a Closer Look

Doctor Trish, our US veterinarian, is here and has been taking time to reacquaint herself with everyone. She has years of elephant experience and she is one of the vets we consult with whenever there is a medical issue we want an outside opinion on. Her observations bring a perspective…...

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Maia’s Belly – Unique But Perfect

We’ve been expanding our caregiver team in preparation for the arrival of our new elephant residents. One of our newer caregivers, Kairo, is starting to shadow trained caregivers as they interact with the elephants....

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Bambi: A Before and After

As most of you know, elephants arrive at sanctuary with numerous physical and emotional compromises. Their beauty and miraculous healing sometimes makes people forget the trauma experienced in captivity.  Bambi is now our puppy-like girl, but she had a fear of other elephants before she arrived. Now she has two…...

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Mara Shines Through Her Challenges

Mara continues on her upward trajectory of healing since her bout of gastrointestinal issues and bloating a couple of weeks ago. Knowing how these episodes can repeat themselves, and healing takes its own path, we are happy with how Mara has been these past days. Although she looks good, we…...

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Facebook Live – A Few Moments With Lady

Just a quick check-in with Miss Lady Bug, since she didn’t appear in the live feed the other day. Volume up to hear the beautiful birds in the background as she lazily eats a watermelon....

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EleFact Friday: More Tooth Talk

Today we have more tooth talk for EleFACT Friday. Elephants have hypsodont teeth, which are high-crowned and extend unusually far above the gumline. Teeth like this provide plenty of extra tooth material to combat the wear and tear that comes from abrasive substances that the elephants chew on. Their teeth…...

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