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A Secret Language: Infrasonic Communication in Elephants

A Secret Language: Infrasonic Communication in Elephants Elephants are highly intelligent, complex, and social animals, with intricate herd dynamics. They have evolved advanced communication abilities, and use a vast array of techniques to convey messages to other elephants, not only in their immediate vicinity, but sometimes across great distances. We have previously discussed the general […]

Elephants in Belief, Ritual, and Ceremony in Thailand

Elephants in Belief, Ritual, and Ceremony in Thailand The elephant, as both animal and symbol, is inextricably woven into the fabric of human spiritual belief in many parts of the world. Represented in formal religious traditions, mythologies, folklore, superstitions, animism, and magical practices, elephants have, for millennia, captivated us with their immense power, poise, and […]

Elephants: Domestic or Captive?

Elephants: Domestic or Captive? The relationship between Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) and humans has a long, complex, and partially obscure history. It is not known when the first elephant was captured or kept by humans, but it is generally agreed that the earliest known representations of elephants in captivity have been found on seals from […]

Thai Elephant-Assisted Therapy Research Outcomes in Autistic Individuals

Thai Elephant-Assisted Therapy Research Outcomes in Autistic Individuals Mental health, including emotional, psychological, and social wellbeing, is extremely important, and can impact every part of our existence. According to some estimates, up to 25% of people will personally experience mental health problems at some point in their lives, meaning that both mental health awareness and […]

Communication in Asian Elephants

Communication in Asian Elephants Asian elephants are highly intelligent creatures with complex social lives and a hierarchical herd structure. To facilitate the creation and maintenance of such intricate social interaction, elephants have evolved a broad array of communication methods and techniques. These include communication methods which utilise senses we are familiar with as humans – […]

Fundamentals of Foot Care in Asian Elephants

Fundamentals of Foot Care in Asian Elephants Foot care is a vital component of any healthcare routine for domestic Asian elephants. Some conditions common in captivity, such as inactivity due to limited environmental stimulation, as well as exposure to hard surfaces like packed dirt and concrete, can have a detrimental impact on elephant foot health. […]

Common Diagnostic Practices & the Importance of Physical Examination in Asian Elephants

Common Diagnostic Practices & the Importance of Physical Examination in Asian Elephants Asian elephants are susceptible to a large number of ailments throughout their lifespan, ranging from relatively minor problems to potentially life-threatening, rapid-onset issues which require immediate specialised treatment. When caring for domestic elephants, The Care Project Foundation emphasises close monitoring, prophylactic administration of […]

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