interesting facts about elephants


interesting facts about elephants:

interesting facts about elephants

facts about elephants

  • Elephants can swim-they use their trunk to breathe like a snorkel in deep water. Elephants are herbivores and can spend up to 16 hours days collection leaves twigs bamboo and roots

  • Elephants have large thin ears . Their ears are made up of a complex network of blood vessels which help regulate their temperature . Blood is circulated through their ears to cool them down in hot climates

  • The main risk to elephant is from humans through poaching and changes to their habitat

  • The elephant's trunk is able to sense the size shape and temperature of an object . An elephant uses its trunk to lift food and suck up water then pour it into its mouth

  • "Elephant" are the largest land living mammal in the world

  • Both female and male African elephant have tusks but only the male Asian elephants have tusks.

  • They use their tusks for digging and finding food

  • There are two types of elephant , the Asian Elephant and the African Elephant ( although sometimes the African Elephant is split into two species , the African Forest Elephant and the African Bush Elephant).

  • An elephant's trunk can grow to be about 2 meters long and can weigh up to 140 kg . Some scientists believe that an elephant's trunk is made up of 100,000 muscles but no bones .

  • Female elephant spend their entire lives living in large groups called herds . Male elephant leave their herds at about 13 years old and live fairly solitary lives from this point

  • Female elephant are called cows . They start to have calves when they are about 12 years old and they are pregnant for 22 months

  • An Elephant can use its tusks to dig for ground water. As adult elephant needs to drink around 210 Liters of water a day

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