elephant health

Bambi Makes Progress During Treatments

During Bambi’s most recent weigh-in, we were delighted to see how willing she was to get into the chute and participate in the whole process. Those of you who have followed Bambi’s journey from the beginning – particularly in the days and months prior to her transport to sanctuary –…...

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Positive News From the Weigh-Ins

This week, we were able to weigh the girls as part of their normal check-ups. We admit that we were slightly concerned that one of our “healthier” girls might have put on some pounds they didn’t need, but were relieved to find that was not the case. Rana remains in…...

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You Ask, We Answer: Why Do Ongoing Training?

After a recent video showing a curious Lady watching one of Mara’s post-dinner training sessions, we had a few questions about why we continue training sessions with elephants after they have been here for quite some time. The answer is simple, but important: to provide essential medical care for them. ...

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Lady’s Eye – The Window to Her Healing

After one of Lady’s recent wanderings in Yard 5, she came down for breakfast and we noticed she had a little poke in her eye. This isn’t uncommon, since the elephants walk through trees and bushes and all sorts of brush in the habitat. Caregivers almost immediately notice this type…...

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Our Medical Care Approach

Elephants who arrive here at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil are rarely in the best of health. After decades of work with elephants, we practice an approach to their medical care that attempts to take every aspect of their well-being into consideration. All of our animal residents (elephants, rescue and release, even…...

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EleFact Friday: Elephants Truly Have Big Hearts

Happy EleFACT Friday. Although elephants’ physical size towers over many other species, the internal organs are proportionally no bigger than those of many other mammals. However, the heart in particular is surprisingly large and can vary in size depending on the elephant’s age and weight. The average weight for an…...

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