Wonderful facts about Elephants

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Male Elephant

1Elephants are large wild animals belongs to Elephantidae family.

2African elephant & Asian elephant are recognised as main species

3Elephants can grow upto 12 to 13 feet in height and weigh up to 6500 to 7000 Kg

4Elephants can live up to 70 – 90 years in the wild.

5Afrincal Elephants larger than Asian elephants

6Do you know elephants are capabe of hearing most sensitive sound.

7An adult elephant is capable of holding 8 – 9 litres of water in its trunk

8Normally elephants have 26 teeth, two incisor, also known as tusks, 12 deciduous premolars, and 12 molars.

9Elephant’s skin is 1 inche thick and very tough

10Elephant can run upto 18 km/h speed

11Elephants are very good swimmers, they can swim upto 6 to 7 hours without touching the ground

12They can consume as much as 140 to 160 kg of food and 50 to 60 liters of water in a day.

13Elephants sleeps around 3 to 4 hours per day.

14Largest elephant population located in Botswana, Africa

15In India, around 250 to 300 people may be killed annually due to human-elephant conflicts

16Tree bark is one of the favorite food for elephants

17Elephants are not territorial animals. However, elephants home range is around 20 to 80 km2.

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