The National Elephant Center Blog

Updates on our new facility and thoughts on elephant care. Curated by our leadership team, John Lehnhardt and Jeff Bolling.

Article: Where the Giants Still Roam

by John Lehnhardt

 

We would like to share a recent article from African Geographic Magazine with you about the current state of African elephant populations.  Click on the link below to read how researchers are collecting new data to uncover the real

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Elephant Conservation

by John Lehnhardt

At The National Elephant Center, we love elephants and want to help ensure they have a future on our planet. We applaud the signators of the open letter to President Obama published yesterday in The Washington Post supporting his efforts

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End of Summer

by John Lehnhardt

It has been a warm and wet summer in Florida and our elephant herd has been happily basking in the sun, swimming in the lakes and generally enjoying life in beautiful Florida. This is the season of daily afternoon rains,

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Summertime and the Swimming is Easy…

by John Lehnhardt

 

Summer has come to Florida and our elephant family members are taking full advantage of their heart shaped ponds for a cooling dip in the afternoons. 

elephant_swimming10-year-old male Tufani is submerged in the pond with his aunt Thandi enjoying

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Ready for Elephants

by John Lehnhardt

February was a big month for The National Elephant Center.  We have reached a major milestone and continue to look ahead to a promising future with the first elephants arriving this spring.  Here’s a quick update on all the activity:

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Community Building

by John Lehnhardt

 

We’re hard at work in Fellsmere but we’re not just building a world-class home for elephants.  We’re also building partnerships throughout the local community.  Jeff and I have been busy with both in the past few weeks.  Here’s a

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A Busy End of the Year

by John Lehnhardt

 

There’s a lot going on at The National Elephant Center.

Construction continues to progress nicely.  This week crews installed and covered the septic tank for the keeper work center.  The gates for the interior barn stalls and paddocks arrived

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