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20 years old female
rescued from a trekking camp
has coloured ears and trunk
African: Big Ears, Long tusks. Nails: 4 in front, 3 in the back
Asia/Indian: Nails: 5 in front, 4 in the back.
Biggest mammal in the world
Pregnant for 22months.
Newborn babies weigh 120 Kilos.
Elephants live to 60/70 years old. Oldest recorded Elephant: 82 Years old.
The biggest Elephant is from Angola, weighs 10,000 Kg and is 2.96 metres tall.
If Elephants have food and water, they can co-habit with each other. Conflict arises in periods of scarcity.
Elephants sleep 3-4 hours. Between 11PM and 3AM.
Asian Elephants sleep lying down. Sleep like humans. If they sleep during the day, they might be sick.
African Elephants sleep standing up. If they lie down, they might be sick or hurt.
Fully-grown Elephants eat 250 Kg per day.
Eat for 16hours.
Digest only 40% of food.
They stow food in their cheeks and eat it while they walk.
Important for Mahout. They follow the poo to find the elephant in the jungle.
They know if the Elephant is sick by always checking their poo.
Elephants drink 227 liters (60 gallons) per day.
They only drink clean water.
28 Teeth including tusks.
At age 2, the teeth fall out for the first time.
They regrow 6 times: at the age of 2, 6, 14, 28, 40 and 60.
60+ can’t use their teeth, so special food is prepared for them.
When they are young, they have lots of hair. As they age, the hair falls out, except on their head and tail.
Their skin is 3 cm thick, but they can feel mosquitoes.
They don’t sweat. They cover themselves in sand and much to cool their bodies down and avoid getting sunburnt.
Elephants can run up to 40 Km/h but cannot trot slowly.
Females run faster than males.
They can’t jump.
They use back legs to walk and front leg
They keep themselves clean by hitting their body with grass.