10 Interesting Facts About Elephants

African elephants are the largest land animals on Earth. They are slightly larger than their Asian cousins and can be identified by their larger ears that look somewhat like the continent of Africa. (Asian elephants have smaller, rounded ears.)

Following are the 10 Interesting Facts about Elephants.

  1. Elephants are the largest land animals in the world.

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  2. Elephants are social creatures. They sometimes “hug” by wrapping their trunks together in displays of greeting and affection.

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  3. Elephants have greeting ceremonies when a friend that has been away for some time returns to the group.

  4. The largest elephant on record was an adult male African elephant. It weighed about 24,000 pounds and was 13 feet tall at the shoulder.

  5. Only one mammal can’t jump — the elephant.

  6. An elephant’s skin is an inch thick.

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  7. Elephants have poor eyesight but an amazing sense of smell.

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  8. Elephants have the longest pregnancy of all the animals. It takes a female 22 months from conception to give birth.

    10 interesting facts about Elephants

  9. Tusks are an elephant’s incisor teeth. They are used for defense, digging for water, and lifting things.

    10 interesting facts about Elephants

  10. The elephant trunk has more than 40,000 muscles in it.

    10 interesting facts about Elephants

These are some of the facts about Elephants , do you have more Facts about this interesting Animal, Please feel free share them on the comment below, Thanks