elephant health

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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Today’s Facebook Live – Video of Bambi, Mara, and Rana

For those who are not on social media, we wanted to share the Scott’s video of Bambi, Mara, and Rana, shot live from Yard 4, near the Yard 4B water trough. As you can see, Mara is doing much better. Her health issue does seem to be chronic, but she…...

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Mara – Getting Back to Normal (For Her Quirky Self)

Mara is falling back into what was her norm behaviorally, emotionally, and food-wise before having her gas episode and lying down into the morning (last week)....

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Mara’s Health and Happiness: Our Commitment

Mara continues to do okay in her recovery since her bloating/gas episode and lying down on Friday. She has been slowly but steadily improving in regards to appetite, strength, and energy, although this morning was a little down. This is somewhat typical for how her gastrointestinal issues have ebbed and…...

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Mara Lying Down in the Morning

Update on Mara from Friday evening:...

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Mara – A Health Update

Observations from late Thursday evening, March 18: Mara continues with her “two steps forward, one step back” process of dealing with her current gastrointestinal issue. After her initial two days of improvement, the next morning her progress changed direction. The distention in her abdomen was slightly larger, her discomfort more…...

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