elephant health

EleFact Friday: The Truth About Tusks

Happy EleFact Friday. We’ve previously discussed tusks and tushes on both African and Asian elephants. Today we’re going to dive in a little further into the anatomy of tusks on African elephants....

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Do Elephants Prefer One Caregiver Over Another?

We get a number of questions about whether caregivers have “favorite” elephants (which Scott and Kat talked about in the AMA video) or if elephants have people they prefer over others. Truthfully, the answer is: yes and no. ...

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Today’s Facebook Live Video With All of the Girls

Scott and Kat joined us today for a Facebook Live with Mara and her sisters. We know that there is some false information and unfortunate lies being spread about the health and treatment of our elephants right now. Our loyal supporters know that we take pride in our transparency and…...

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Scott and Kat Answer Your Questions (Part 1)

We received an impressive number of questions in response to our invitation to “Ask Us Anything.” Last week, Trish took on the first round of answers, and now Scott and Kat take a turn with another set of your questions. We’ll be back soon with more responses – but, in…...

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You Ask, We Answer: Why Do We Hold an Elephant’s Trunk

Several of you have asked why we hold an elephant’s nose while we are working with them in a treatment scenario. There are several nuanced reasons as to why, but two very important reasons are connection and protection....

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New Radiographic X-Ray Equipment – A Generous Gift

Elephant Sanctuary Brazil was recently gifted a portable radiography system by an incredibly generous donor; this is an expensive x-ray system that we would never have been able to afford on our own at this time, considering our current expansion plans. The radiographic equipment will allow us to examine the…...

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