elephant health

AMA Answers: Round 1 with Dr. Trish

Our recent “Ask Me Anything” was so successful, that we are breaking the answer portion down into more than one post. We posed a few of your questions to one of our elephant veterinarians, Trish, for her to answer:...

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EleFact Friday: Magical Mutating Cells

Today marks 6 months of EleFACT Fridays! We’ve so enjoyed getting to educate our followers in a different way than we normally would by sharing facts about elephants, their behaviors, their bodies, and everything in between. Thank you all for following our efforts in this project and continuing to learn…...

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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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