Elephants: 50 True Facts about  Elephants Elephants: 50 True Facts about  Elephants
Elephants are the largest land animals in the world with its massive body, large ears, and a long trunk. They’re intelligent and enormous, sociable... Elephants: 50 True Facts about  Elephants

Elephants are the largest land animals in the world with its massive body, large ears, and a long trunk. They’re intelligent and enormous, sociable and strong. The population of the elephant is distributed through sub-Saharan Africa and the rainforests of Central and West Africa. We present a  list 50 elephant facts that are sure to get you excited about elephants.

  1. The elephant is the World’s largest land animal.
  2. The largest elephant was an African elephant weighed around 24,000 pounds and was 13 feet tall.
  3. Elephant brain’s weight is around 5 kg.
  4. Elephant calf’s weight approx. 100 kg at birth.
  5. Asian elephants don’t like to run.
  6. Both male & female African elephants have tusks, but not male Asian elephants.
  7. The trunk of the elephant is able to sense the size and shape of the object.
  8. A trunk of an elephant can grow up to 2 meters long.
  9. Elephants are herbivores.
  10. Rock hyrax mammal is one of the closet animal to elephant
    The elephant's closest living relative is the Rock hyrax mammal.
  11. At least 31 circus elephants died prematurely from 1994 to 2005.
  12. Elephants have no natural predators.
  13. Elephant’ s trunk has more than 40,000 muscles.
  14. When the “Elephant Whisperer” Lawrence Anthony expired, a herd of elephants reached to mourn him.
  15. The elephant is only a mammal that can’t jump.
  16. The African elephant and the Asian elephant are only two distinct species of elephant left in the world.
  17. Newborn elephants are born blind.
  18. Most expensive coffee brands in the world made coffee from the dung of Thai elephants.
  19. Male elephants are called bulls and females are called cows.
    Male elephants are called bulls and females are called cows.
  20. Like humans, Elephants have death rituals.
  21. Elephants waive their trunks to smell better.
  22. Elephants use their trunk to breathe like a snorkel while swimming.
  23. Elephants use their large ears to radiate excess heat away from the body.
  24. Elephants use their incisor teeth for defence, digging for water and lifting things.
  25. Elephants have the longest gestation period of all the animals – they are 22 months.
  26. Elephants have four molars. One molar can weigh around five pounds.
  27. Elephants have an amazing sense of smell.
  28. By wrapping their trunks together, they great each other.
  29. Elephants don’t like peanuts.
    Elephants don't like peanuts.
  30. Elephants can understand human-like emotions.
  31. Elephants can identify themselves in a mirror.
  32. Elephants can easily differentiate men and women.
  33. Elephants are scared of bees.
  34. Elephant uses sand or mud to keep themselves safe from sunburned.
  35. An elephant can reproduce at the age of sixteen.
  36. A baby elephant is called a calf.
  37. Elephant’s average lifespan around 60 – 70 years old.
  38. The brain of an elephant is 3 or 4 times larger than humans.
  39. Elephants generally sleep 2 or 3 hours each day.
    Elephants generally sleep 2 or 3 hours each day.
  40. An Asian elephant can hold 8.5 L of water in its trunk.
  41. August 12 is the World Elephant Day.
  42. Elephants are herbivores.
  43. An elephant’s heart average weight is around 46 pounds.
  44. Around 100 elephants are killed every day for their ivory.
  45. An elephant can identify the presence of rain from 150 miles away.
  46. An elephant needs around 300 kg of food & 160 litres of water each day.
  47. In 1903, Edison electrocuted an elephant to demonstrate that Tesla’s AC current was fatal.
  48. An elephant’s tusk weight may exceed up to 200 kg.
    An elephant's tusk weight may exceed up to 200 kg.

 

 

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