foot health

Bambi’s Foot Care at Sanctuary

The very act of changing an elephant’s environment and welcoming them to sanctuary can be enough to change the state of their health, particularly when the elephant is coming from an unfit environment. We have seen this happen time and again. An emotional change begins to happen very quickly, while…...

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EleFact Friday: Are Elephant Feet and Human Feet So Different?

For this week’s EleFACT, we want to share a little more detail on a topic we often talk about: elephant feet. More specifically, we are looking at what the feet of an elephant have in common with our own human feet. For years, researchers have compared the morphology of feet…...

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Ask Us Anything: The Final Round

In the final post of our “Ask Us Anything” series, Kat addresses a few more questions that you submitted. We’ve enjoyed sharing information and having conversations with all of you. There will always be questions, especially as the sanctuary family grows, and we will do our best to answer as…...

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Sanctuary Memories – Lady’s First Foot Soak

As part of the Sanctuary Memory series, Kat shares the story of Lady’s first foot soak. When Lady arrived, there was a great unknown about how she would respond to humans in general, let alone to medical care. She had a history of showing aggression and, though we knew her…...

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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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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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