Adults & Baby Elephants Coloring Pages & Most Interesting Facts for Kids
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What are 11 most interesting facts about elephants your kids probably don’t know ?
Discover for you and your kids 11 facts about these cute giants:
- 1. Elephants belong to the mammal family, which means that they give birth to live young, and feed their babies milk.
- 2. There are only three different species of elephant in the world – the African Forest elephant, the African Savannah elephant, and the Asian elephant.
- 3. Elephants are very emotional animals. Their feelings and emotions are very similar to humans.
- 4. If you look attentively, you can easily differentiate one type of elephant from another. African elephants have large ears in the shape of the African continent! And the ears of Asian elephants are smaller and resemble Indian ones in shape.
- 5. Elephants are the largest land animal in the world ! Male elephants can reach 3 m in height and weigh 7,500 kg.
- 6. Elephants, like humans, are right-handed and left-handed, it’s meaning that elephants are generally right-tusked or left-tusked. You can easily identify dominant tusk, it will be the one that’s more worn down.
- 7. Elephants use a variety of sounds, trunk gestures, and postures to communicate with each other. At long distances, infrasounds are used. Thanks to this ability, elephants can hear each other at a distance of 10 km! Cool, huh?
- 8. Elephants are long-lived animals and can live from 60 to 80 years. The oldest elephant died at the age of 86 in 2003.
- 9. Adult elephants spend about 16 hours a day eating. They require up to 160 litres of water and 300kg of food each day.
- 10. To protect their skin from parasites and the scorching sun, elephants make special procedures every day. They take a shower with dust, smear with mud and bath in water.
- 11. Elephants absolutely can’t jump!
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