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Fun Facts About Elephants

Posted By on August 23, 2016 in Get The Facts

Fun Facts About Elephants
  • elephant3Elephant 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.