Elephants are large wild animals belongs to Elephantidae family.
African elephant & Asian elephant are recognised as main species
Elephants can grow upto 12 to 13 feet in height and weigh up to 6500 to 7000 Kg
Elephants can live up to 70 – 90 years in the wild.
Afrincal Elephants larger than Asian elephants
Do you know elephants are capabe of hearing most sensitive sound.
An adult elephant is capable of holding 8 – 9 litres of water in its trunk
Normally elephants have 26 teeth, two incisor, also known as tusks, 12 deciduous premolars, and 12 molars.
Elephant’s skin is 1 inche thick and very tough
Elephant can run upto 18 km/h speed
Elephants are very good swimmers, they can swim upto 6 to 7 hours without touching the ground
They can consume as much as 140 to 160 kg of food and 50 to 60 liters of water in a day.
Elephants sleeps around 3 to 4 hours per day.
Largest elephant population located in Botswana, Africa
In India, around 250 to 300 people may be killed annually due to human-elephant conflicts
Tree bark is one of the favorite food for elephants
Elephants are not territorial animals. However, elephants home range is around 20 to 80 km2.