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Elephants

By M.R.FATHIMA HASBANAPublished 9 months ago 3 min read
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1. Elephants are the largest land animals in the world, standing up to 13 feet tall and weighing up to 26,000 pounds.

2. African elephants have the largest ears of any mammal, up to 8 feet long and 5 feet high.

3. African Elephants can live for up to 70 years in the wild.

4. Elephants are herbivores, and can eat up to 300 pounds of vegetation daily.

5. Elephants have a highly developed sense of smell and can detect water up to 3-4 miles away.

6. Elephants communicate with each other using low frequency infrasonic sounds.

7. Elephants’ trunks are vital in their every day life, from breathing and smelling, to drinking and bathing.

8. An elephant’trunk possesses 40,000 muscles and can be used as a hand or an arm.

9. Elephants use their trunks as a means of communication by tapping, rumbling and snorting.

10. Elephants can recognize themselves in a mirror.

11. Elephants use their tusks for feeding, for protection, and for moving items they need. 12. Elephants live in extended family herds that are headed by a matriarch.

13. Baby elephants are completely dependent on their mothers for the first two and a half years of their lives.

15. Male elephants leave the family herd when they mature at around age 13.

16. Elephants are highly social and emotional animals, and they demonstrate great concern and empathy for their family members.

17. Elephants make a variety of sounds including low-frequency trumpets, barks, growls, bellows, and snoring.

18. Elephants can swim and have been known to walk underwater for up to six minutes at a time.

19. Elephants are endangered and are killed for their tusks, which are used to make jewelry and other items.

20. Asian and African elephants are the only two species of elephant in the world.

21. EleElephants use their tusks to dig for water, and also to dig for salt and minerals in the ground.

22. Elephants have been observed mourning their fallen family members.

23. Elephants are incredibly intelligent and can even use tools to help with everyday tasks.

24. Elephants have giant fan-like ears which not only help with hearing but also with cooling down their large bodies.

25. Elephants are the national symbol of Thailand.

Elephants foods...

Elephants are herbivorous animals and have a diverse diet consisting of grasses, leaves, bark, roots, fruits, and flowers. Some of their favorite foods include bananas, melons, and apples, as well as various types of hay, such as Timothy, Bermuda, and Alfalfa. Elephants also feed on tree bark, palm shoots, leaves, and branches. In addition to their regular diet, elephants will also consume soil, small stones, and various types of insects..

How to eat .......

1. Choose food that is healthy and nutritious. This may include fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and low-fat dairy products.

2. Prepare the food properly. Be sure to wash all produce, cook meats to the recommended temperature, and remove any potential contaminants, such as bones or skin.

3. Sit down and eat slowly. Chew your food thoroughly and make sure to savor each bite. This can help you to enjoy your meal and give your body time to signal when you’re full.

4. Avoid distractions while you’re eating. Try to make mealtime a time of relaxation and conversation.

5. Stop eating when you’re full. Listen to your body’s signals and recognize when it’s time to stop. Overeating can lead to health problems..

Elephants make a variety of sounds including low-frequency trumpets, barks, growls, bellows, and snoring. Elephants can swim and have been known to walk underwater for up to six minutes at a time. Elephants are endangered and are killed for their tusks, which are used to make jewelry and other items. Asian and African elephants are the only two species of elephant in the world

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