Elephant females undergo the longest gestation period of all mammals – they are pregnant for 22 months.
Nature's Interesting Facts
Like human toddlers, great apes, magpies and dolphins, elephants have passed the mirror test.
Elephants use mud as a sunscreen, protecting their skin from ultraviolet light.
Elephants can detect seismic signals with sensory cells in their feet.
Elephants can move forwards and backwards, but cannot trot, jump, or gallop.
Elephants are scared of ants and bees.
Elephants are capable of human-like emotions such as feeling loss, grieving and even crying. They remember and mourn...
Touching is an important form of communication among elephants. Individuals greet each other by stroking or wrapping...
Elephants produce several types of sounds. Perhaps the most well known is the trumpet.
The average life span for an elephant in the wild is about 50 to 70 years.
Newborn elephants can stand up shortly after the birth. They are born blind, weighing up to 260 pounds.
An Elephant’s skin is so sensitive that they can feel a fly landing on it.
Although the elephant trunk is really huge, weighing upto 400 pounds, it has more than 40,000 muscles in it.
The main reason why elephants are massively killed by poachers is their tusks.
Elephants love water. They like to swim, dive into the water and find great fun in fighting the waves.