Elephant Facts

Elephants are the largest land animal on the planet.

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Elephants drink water with the help of their trunks. Their trunk can suck up about 8 liters of water.

An African elephant eats up to 300 kg of food each day.

Approximately 90% of African elephants have been killed in the last century, primarily as a result of the ivory trade.

During hot sunny days, elephants have been seen to apply mud on their skin. This protects them from harmful sun rays.

There are only three species of elephants: African Savannah Elephant, African Forest Elephant, Asian Elephant.

When an elephant is about two years old, its tusks begin to appear. Their tusks are actually enlarged incisor teeth.

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Elephant calves are able to stand within half hours of birth and in the next few minutes, they start to walk.

The temporal lobe in the brain, which is responsible for memory, is larger in elephants than humans. That is why it is said that 'Elephants never forget'.

A male African elephant can grow to be three meters tall and weigh over 5,000 kg.