Unknown Cool Facts About AFRICAN ELEPHANT.

Unknown Facts About AFRICAN ELEPHANT From Hidden Planet


Scientific Name: Loxodonta
Family Name: Elephants
Lifespan: 60-70 years
Weight: 6000(6.6 tons)
Top Speed: 40 km/h (25 mph)
Body Length: 3-5 m
Diet: Herbivorous

  • The African elephant is the world’s largest land mammal.
  • The African elephant has a vegetarian diet.
  • African elephant Weighing up to 6000 kg (6.6 tons) and measuring up to 3.3 m (10 ft) at the shoulder.
  • African elephant’s trunk is extremely versatile.
  • Elephants in captivity are able to sleep between 3 to 7 hours a day.
  • Elephants have four molars; each weighs about 11 pounds and measures about 12 inches long.
  • Elephants use their trunk for smelling, breathing, detecting vibrations, caressing their young, sucking up water, and grasping objects. 
  • Both male and female elephants possess tusks, which are modified incisor teeth.
  • An African elephant’s large ears also serve many purposes. The ears’ large surface area helps radiate excess heat under the harsh African sun. The ears are also often used to communicate visually. 
  • Although elephants can make a very wide range of sounds (10 octaves), they mostly communicate through low-frequency sounds called “rumbling.”
  • Upon successful mating, the male elephant will move on to other herds, and the female will start a 22-month gestation period. When the calf is born, aunts, sisters, and cousins all help care for the newborn. 
  •  And since elephants only give birth once every 5 years, successfully raising their offspring is critical to their survival.
  •  African elephants also dig holes to expose underground springs.  This allows smaller animals to access water in drier times.

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