Interesting facts about Elephants for Children

Here are few interesting facts about Elephants that you can tell your kids:
  • Elephants are the largest land-living mammal in the world.
  • Elephants talk to each other by making sounds called "tummy rumbles"
  • There are two popular types of Elephants - The Asian Elephants and the African Elephants
  • Both male and female African Elephants have tusks, but only the male Asian Elephants have tusks
  • Elephants can swim in water - they use their trunk to breathe in deep water.

  • Elephants are herbivores - they eat leaves, twigs, bamboo and roots.
  • Elephants drink plenty of water. An elephant needs to drink 200+ litres of water a day. An Elephant can smell water 3 miles away. It could carry 2 gallons of water in its trunk.
  • Elephants live for 70 - 80 years.
  • An elephant weigh about 10,000+ pounds and can reach the heigh of 8+ feet.
  • The biggest danger for Elephants are Humans. They mercilessly kill elephants for their tusk.


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