57 Interesting Elephant Facts
1. Elephants can tell different human languages apart.
2. An elephant can drink up to 50 gallons of water in one day
3. A person eats around 60,000 pounds worth of food during his life which is the equivalent of six elephants.
4. Elephants can recognize different human languages and know which ones belong to people with a history of confrontation with elephants
5. An elephant can die from a broken heart.
6. Male elephants use their trunks to masturbate.
7. A full-sized elephant can lift objects of around 500 pounds with only its trunk
8. Elephants cause mini earthquakes when they fall in love.
9. Wild elephants live up to 39 years longer on average than elephants kept in zoos.
10. Elephants tickle each other.
11. Elephants have excellent hearing.
12. To break through a sheet of graphene as thick as cling film would take the force of an elephant balanced on the point of a pencil.
13. The elephant is one of the few mammals that can't jump!
14. The only animal with four knees is the elephant.
15. Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.
16. An elephant call can be heard anywhere within 100 square miles.
17. Elephants have more muscles in their trunks than adult humans have in their entire body.
18. Elephants are terrified of Bees and actually have a special, distinct vocalization for "Run away the Bees are angry".
19. Elephants can't jump. They aren't flexible enough.
20. Humans can actually die from a broken heart. Elephants too.
21. Elephants can get sunburned.
22. Elephants undergo menopause.
23. Although elephants can make a very wide range of sounds (10 octaves), they mostly communicate through low frequency sounds called 'rumbling'
24. About 100 elephants are being killed every day for their ivory.
25. The first bomb dropped by the Allies on berlin in WW2 killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
26. On average, Elephants sleep for about 2 hours per day.
27. An elephant's brain weighs about five times more than a human brain but it's body weighs 100 times more than ours.
28. A full grown elephant can consume hundreds of pounds of food in a day.
29. Elephant tusks are actually teeth
30. An elephant's tooth can weigh as much as 12 pounds.
31. Elephants cover their dead with branches.
32. Elephants mourn their dead.
33. Elephants sleep between 4 and 5 hours in a 24 hours period.
34. An elephant can smell water 3 miles away
35. If the Kool-Aid Man were real, he would weigh about 11,000 pounds â€” about as much as an elephant.
36. Elephants are scared of bees.
37. No other animal has a longer pregnancy term than that of the elephant which is documented at an average of 22 months
38. Elephants are some of the most emotional creatures worldwide -- They have been known to rescue other animals, such as trapped dogs.
39. Hyraxes look like small rodents but they are actually more closely related to elephants, tapirs and manatees.
40. An elephant trunk has no bone but 40,000 muscles.
41. Elephants, lions, and camels roamed Alaska 12,000 years ago.
42. Elephants often bury dead or sleeping humans or aid them when they are hurt.
43. A medium-sized cumulus cloud weighs about the same as 40 elephants.
44. No one has ever been able to domesticate the African elephant. Only the Indian elephant can be trained by man.
45. African elephants are the largest mammals living on solid ground. They reach lengths up to 7.5 m and weights up to 7500 kg.
46. Elephants can distinguish different human languages and know which ones belong to people with a history of confrontation with elephants.
47. On average, it takes 660 days from conception for an elephant to give birth.
48. Elephants can also purr, just like cats and no one knows why.
49. Between 2010 and 2012, 100,000 elephants were poached for ivory.
50. One of the many Tarzans, Karmuela Searlel, was mauled to death on the set by a raging elephant.
51. Elephants have been known to keep standing even after they die.
52. Elephants, lions and camels roamed Alaska 12,000 years ago.
53. Elephants have a special alarm call for when they see a beehive.
54. Elephants don't like peanuts. They don't eat them in the wild, and zoos don't feed them to their captive elephants.
55. Elephants can detect rain 150 miles away.
56. Elephant pregnancies last 22 months â€“ the longest gestation period among land animals.
57. Elephants can often be aggressive. Violent behavior against humans could be retaliation for poaching and destroying elephant habitats
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