Elephant Facts – Fascinating Facts About Elephants

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Fun Facts About Elephants

Elephant’s skin is an inch thick.

Elephants have poor eyesight but they have an excellent sense of smell.

Elephants have the longest pregnancy of all the animals. It takes a female 22 months from conception to birth.

The herd is often led by the oldest and the largest female in the herd, called a matriarch.

Elephants do purr like a cat, it is their way of communication.

Elephant uses its trunk to sense the shape, size and temperature of an object.

Tusks are incisor teeth of elephant. They use it for defense, lifting things, or for digging water.

Elephants are social, touching and caressing one another and entwining their trunks.

Elephants are concerned about other members of its family. They take good care of the weak or injured member and even grieve over a dead companion.

Elephants prefer one tusk over the other, just like people who are either left or right handed.