Fun Facts about The Godly Animal – Elephant
- An elephant can smell water 3 miles away. An elephant could carry up to 2 gallons of water in its trunk.
- Elephants love water. They like to swim, dive into the water and find great fun in fighting the waves. It also gives their joints a break with the buoyancy they get from the water.
- The largest elephant on record weighed about 24,000 pounds (10,886 kg)with a height of 13 feet (3.96 m).
- The main reason why elephants are massively killed by poachers is their tusks.
- An elephant’s skin can be up to one inch thick, but it is also very sensitive.
- They can hear each others calls up to 5 miles away. Male elephants, or bulls, live alone once they become adults. However, the females, or cows, live in tight family groups led by the oldest female, called a matriarch.
- They will throw sand and dirt on their backs to keep from getting sunburned.
- An elephant is smart enough to recognize itself in a mirror.