The Godly Animal – Elephant

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.

 

Exif information
  • Aperture: ƒ/6.3
  • Credit: Sriram J. Iyer
  • Camera: Canon EOS 60D
  • Taken: 21 May, 2016
  • Flash fired: no
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/100s

 

Categories:   Animals, Culture & Tradition, Elephant, God

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