The elephant is one of the most easily recognisable animals in the whole wide world. African elephants and Asian elephants are true gentle giants. Many of us have seen them in zoos, and some of us have even been lucky enough to catch a glimpse of them in their natural habitats.
The largest land animals in the world today, there are two distinct species of elephants — the Asian elephant and the African elephant. African elephants can grow to a height of about 13 feet and weigh more than ten tons, or 20, pounds! Though smaller, Asian elephants can still grow to a height of 12 feet and weigh more than seven tons 14, lbs.
An African elephant can grow to 30 ft. The African elephant is classified as Threatened. Smaller than the African Savanna elephant, the Forest elephant weighs around 5, lbs 2.
By Amelia Meyer. Q: Are elephants endangered? A: There are currently about African elephants including both the Savannah- and the Forest subspecies and approximately 40 Asian elephants roaming the earth.
Elephants can be described as either eating machines or manure manufacturers, depending on their activity at the time. Elephants are non-ruminant herbivores. They do not chew cud, ruminate or belch as ruminant animals e.
Have you ever given much thought to the relationships human beings have with animals? Some animals we befriend and make our pets. Some examples of these animals include dogscatsguinea pigsturtles, and fish.
African elephants are the largest land animals in the world. They populate different regions of Africa including the sub-Sahara and rain forests and are not easily domesticated. At birth, an African elephant calf is three feet tall and weighs about pounds. A full grown African elephant can weigh up to seven tons, or 14,
An approximately year-old Asian elephant cow weighs — kg on average, and measures around 2. An elephant bull weighs about — kg and measures around 3 metres at the back. African elephants are larger and weigh more.
Elephants are the largest land animals on Earth, and they're one of the most unique-looking animals, too. With their characteristic long noses, or trunks; large, floppy ears; and wide, thick legs, there is no other animal with a similar physique. Most experts recognize two species of elephant: the Asian elephant Elephas maximus and the African elephant Loxodonta africanawho live on separate continents and have many unique features.