elephant health

A Health Check-Up With Rana

None of the elephants at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil came to us in perfect health, but we have seen each of them heal in so many ways since their arrival. Rana is now in good health for her age, but she has some smaller, lingering issues that still need attention....

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Trish and Mateus Learn From Each Other

Part of the benefit of having our US elephant veterinarian and consultant, Doctor Trish, on site is that Mateus has someone to watch and work alongside. But having them spend time together is as much for her benefit as it is for his. While Trish specializes in elephant medicine, she…...

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EleFact Friday: The Incredible Elephant Brain

We’re back for EleFACT Friday to talk about elephant brains and what they’re capable of. We know already that elephants are intelligent, but what is it about their brains that contributes to this intelligence and emotional awareness? ...

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Lady Explores and Flourishes

Lady spends much of her time in Yards 1, 2, and 3. Those are the smaller yards and closer to the barn, so she does not spend much time in Yards 4 and 5, which are the big yards. Some of the reasoning behind keeping her in the smaller yards…...

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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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