interesting facts about Elephant

interesting facts about Elephant:

interesting facts about Elephant

  • Elephants can hear one another's trumpeting calls up to 5 miles ( 8 km away )

  • The largest elephant on record weighted about 24000 pounds ( 10,890 kg) with a height of 13 feet ( 3.95 m)

  • Elephant are pregnant for two years

  • An adult elephant requires up to 300 kg of food and 160 liters of water per day

  • Elephant normally only sleep 2 or 3 hours

  • Elephant are scared of bees

  • Edison electrocuted an elephant in 1903 to prove Tesla's AC current was dangerous

  • African elephants have the best sense of smell i the animal kingdom

  • About 100 elephants are being killed every day for their ivory

  • Elephants can get sunburned so they protect themselves with sand

  • "Elephants" have 3 times the number of neurons that humans have and no one know why they aren't smarter than us

  • Elephant brains can weigh as much as 5 kg or 11 lb more than the brain of any other land animal

  • Elephants are the only mammals besides humans to have chins

  • Elephants rarely get cancer because they have 40 copies of genes that code for tumor suppressor protein p53 humans have 2

  • Dogs and elephants are only animals that seem to instinctively understand pointing

  • Mouse sperm is larger than elephant sperm

  • Elephant can detect rain 150 miles away

  • One of the world's most expensive coffee brands is made from the dung of Thai elephants

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