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Elephants Facts Identified...

• Life Span - elephants can live for up to 70 years

• The Africa Elephant is the largest of all land mammals

• Elephants normally walk about 4 mph

• Elephants are able to swim for long distances

• Elephants spend about 16 hours a day eating

• They consume as much as 300-495 pounds of food per day

• They live in tight social units led by an older matriarch

• Males leave the herd between the ages of 12 and 15

• Their tusks are of ivory and are actually enormously enlarged incisors

• The elephant's eyes are small and its eyesight is poor

• They have the largest brains in the animal kingdom

• The elephant's foot is a spongy pad with four or five toes and toenails. The pad acts like a
cushion with each step, absorbing the impact and taking some strain off the leg.

• One ear from a bull African elephant weighs more than 100 pounds

• Elephants do not have sweat glands.

• Elephants have 6 sets of molar teeth; when the last set is lost, the animal is unable to eat and eventually dies.

• Elephants can give birth every three to four years. Gestation period is almost two years.
Babies are roughly 250 pounds when born

• An elephant's trunk is actually a long nose used for smelling, breathing, trumpeting, drinking, and also for grabbing
things - especially a potential meal. The trunk alone contains about 100,000 different muscles.
African elephants have two fingerlike features on the end of their trunk that they can use to grab small items.

• Height at the shoulder, 8.2 to 13 ft (2.5 to 4 m)

• Weight: 5,000 to 14,000 lbs (2,268 to 6,350 kg)

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