Elephants have a slower pulse and 27 for a canary it is 1000!
Only one mammal can not jump – the elephant.
The trunk of an elephant can hold up to two liters of water.
The elephant is the national animal of Thailand.
In one day, an elephant can drink 80 liters of water.
In 1916, an elephant was tried and hanged for murder in Erwin, Tennessee.
Elephants have been known to learn up to 60 commands.
During World War II, the very first bomb dropped on Berlin by the Allies killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
An elephant’s trunk can hold 2.5 liters of water.
An elephant’s tooth can weigh up to three pounds.
An elephant in the wild can eat anywhere from 100 – 1000 pounds of vegetation in a 16-hour period.
An elephant can live up to the age of seventy, or, in some cases even more.
Elephants purr like cats do, as a means of communication.
An adult elephant eats about African six hundred pounds of food per day, which is four percent of body weight of the elephant!
A male mates with a female elephant elephant about 20 years. Before mating, a male elephant secretes a urine sample to the strong smell, which attracts females compatible. Sometimes they communicate with a thud to the coupling.
Elephants live in groups known as herds and one herd usually consists of ten female elephants and their young.
Elephant herds are matriarchal in nature ie they are headed by women, the female usually the oldest and largest of the group.
When elephants move, they walk slowly behind the other and that too in one line.
Elephants love water and they are very good swimmers.
Elephants can produce sounds of very low frequency, which are below the range of human hearing.
Elephants sleep standing up and stomp when they walk.
An elephant poops around 80 pounds in one day.
Elephants suck water into their trunks and shoot in their mouth while drinking.
Elephants cool themselves by fanning their ears. Fanning cools the blood in the ears and when the blood goes to the rest of their body, it also gets cooled.
Most elephants in Sri Lanka, be they men or women, have no defenses.
The elephant trunk has no bones. It has around 150,000 muscles and nerves, which provide flexibility.
The tusks of an elephant to continue to grow throughout his life.
Elephants can take up to 18 liters of water in their trunks at some point.
Elephants often rest by raising one foot and crossing behind another.
Elephants are known to have a vivid memory.