The Elephant, which is a mammal from the family of proboscis, is generally divided into 2 groups Asian elephants and African elephants. African elephant are known as the largest living animal It was recorded that he was 4 m tall and weighed 10,000 kg. They have organs that can help them physically maintain their lives. Its proboscis is for catching objects, its teeth are for carrying-digging-fighting and its ears are for regulating body temperature. These large herbivores live in places such as forests, deserts and swamps. Their giant size creates a deterrent effect against predators and it of course makes them very fascinating creatures much like these ten interesting facts about them…
An Elephant can hear another elephant call 8 km away. The sound waves come from the animals’ huge vocal cords, and distant elephants “hear” the signals with their highly sensitive feet.
The largest elephant on record was an adult male African savanna elephant and it weighed 10,886 kg and was 13 feet (3.96 meters) tall at the shoulder!
Elephants are susceptible to sunburns so they protect themselves by throwing sand onto their backs and heads—this helps their skin protected from the direct rays of the sun. Older elephants will apply this sand sunscreen to their young by throwing sand onto their little ones when they are asleep.
The tongue of a blue whale can sometimes weigh as much as an elephant. to be fair to the elephant Blue whales are the largest animals ever known to have lived on Earth and can grow up to 100 feet long and upwards of 200 tons.
Ultrasounds reveal how elephants remain pregnant for 22 months. Nothing about elephants is small, and their pregnancies are no exception. Before giving birth to a 110-kilogram calf, mothers carry the fetus for 22 months, the longest gestation period of any mammal. You can read more about this here.
Topsy the elephant was electrocuted at Luna Park Zoo on Coney Island in 1903. Captured on film by Thomas Edison, the event was one of a string of animal electrocutions Edison staged to discredit a new form of electricity: alternating current.
After the death of Lawrence Anthony, author of Elephant Whispers, many elephants gathered outside the author’s house to mourn.
Bees are elephants’ nightmare. This is a seemingly bizarre notion for us – after all, elephants are huge but most importantly, they have very thick skin (actually about 2.5 cm thick!). Given the thickness of the skin, it is hard to imagine how a bee could represent a threat to an elephant. However, young calves (baby elephants) have much thinner skin, and it is believed they could indeed be stung to death if attacked by a colony of thousands of African bees.
Africa is the homeland of the African elephant, the largest living animal on Earth.
Surprising and almost ludicrous, it may sound, but it is apparently true – we are the only two species to have chins. Although there is often debate as to whether the same term of “chin” can be used for elephants, the feature is arguably the same in both species. In human evolution, the chin is a cladistic apomorphy, partially defining anatomically modern humans as distinct from archaic forms – apes have a simian shelf for example (a bony thickening on the front of the jaw to reinforce the jaw). The chin developed as a point of muscular attachment for the tiny movements of the lips, associated with speech, and the human chin is formed by the lower front of the mandible (the lower jaw).