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Elephants are the
largest land animal
on the planet.
Elephants drink water with the help of their trunks. Their
can suck up about
An African elephant eats up to
of food each day.
Approximately 90% of African elephants have been
in the last century, primarily as a result of the
During hot sunny days, elephants have been seen to apply
mud on their skin
. This protects them from harmful sun rays.
There are only
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
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