15 Amazing Facts about Elephants

Did you know that Elephants uses sand to protect them from sunburned? Did you know that Elephants are pregnant for 2 years? So, what are waiting for, let’s learn some interesting facts on about the biggest land mammal in the world “Elephant”. Scroll down for more information on Facts on Elephants.

  1. An elephant can hear the voice of another trumpeting calls up to 5 miles (8 kilometres) away.
  2. 24,000 pounds (10,886 kg) was the highest weigh recorded of a giant elephant having a height of 13 feet (3.96 m).
  3. Elephants use sand to protect them from sunburned.
  4. Every day 100 elephants are killed for their ivory.
  5. To prove Tesla’s AC current was dangerous Edison electrocuted an elephant in 1903.
  6. Elephants are scared of bees.
  7. 2 or 3 hours is normal sleeping hours of Elephants.
  8. 150 Kg of food per day is an average requirement of an adult elephant.
  9. An elephant’s pair of tusks may exceed 441 pounds (200 kg).
  10. Elephants are pregnant for 2 years.
  11. Elephant can smell water from 12 miles away.
  12. One of the world’s most expensive coffee brands is made from the dung of Thai elephants.
  13. Elephant brains can weigh as much as 5 KG (11 LB), more than the brain of any other land animal.
  14. Elephant tusks are actually enlarged incisor teeth which first appear when elephants are around 2 years old. Tusks continue growing throughout their lives.
  15. Elephant calves are able to stand within 20 minutes of being born and can walk within 1 hour.
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