- Elephant calves can weigh up to 250 pounds at birth. Gestation is around 22 months.
- Female elephants will remain in a herd with their other female relatives, but males join a separate herd when they get older.
- A male African Elephant’s tusks can weigh 134 pounds each while a female’s may only weigh 42 pounds!
- The trunk alone contains up to 100,000 different muscles.
- Elephants are right or left-tusked like humans are right or left-handed!
- Elephant skin is as thick as one inch. The skin appearance of the African is different than the Asian.
- In the wild when an elephant feels threatened, it may run with its tail pointed up signaling danger to the rest of the herd.
- Elephants may consume up to 300 pounds of food per day.
- Elephants have four molars. In their lifetime, they will have six sets of molars with each molar weighing nine pounds. A molar is about the size of a brick.
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