Elephants


  • Elephants are the largest land animals in the world;
  •  Elephants can live to be over 70 years old;
  • Only one mammal cant jump the elephant;
  •   The average weight for an elephant heart is about 27 to 46 pounds!
  • Elephants have a highly developed brain and the largest of all the land mammals. The brain is 3 or 4 times larger than that of humans although smaller as a proportion of body weight;
  • Elephants have a slow pulse rate of 27. For a canary it is 1000!
  • An elephants skin is an inch thick;
  • Elephants have poor eyesight but an amazing sense of smell;
  • Elephants have the longest pregnancy of all the animals. It takes a female 22 months from conception to give birth;
  • Elephants purr like cats do, as a means of communication;
  • Elephants have four molars, one on the top and one on the bottom on both sides of the mouth. One molar can weigh about five pounds and is the size of a brick!
  • The elephant trunk has more than 40,000 muscles in it;
  • Elephants waive their trunks up in the air and from side to side to smell better;
  • The elephants trunk is able to sense the size, shape and temperature of an object. An elephant uses its trunk to lift food and suck up water then pour it into its mouth;
  • Elephants can swim they use their trunk to breathe like a snorkel in deep water.

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