facts about the African elephant

FACTS ABOUT THE AFRICAN ELEPHANT

  1. The African elephant is the largest living terrestrial mammal.
  2.  An elephant trunk can contain about 150,000 different muscles
  3. An elephant trunk is its nose
  4. Elephant ears work as air conditioners that cool this large animal down
  5. An elephant has very sensitive skin and often wallows in mud to block UV radiation and heat
  6. An adult elephant can consume up to 300 pounds of food in a day
  7. An elephant’s gestation period can last up to 22 months
  8. An elephant calf can weigh up to 200 pounds at birth
  9. elephants replace their teeth 4-6 months in their lifetime
  10. Elephants are most fertile between the ages of 25 and 45

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