Elephants Largest Land Mammal

Elephants can tear down or uproot bushes and small trees. This can lead to erosion but also opens up potential grassland for grazing animals. Elephants distribute seeds in their dung. Because most of the food elephant's eat isn't digested, other animals can use elephant dung for food. Elephants dig for water during droughts, creating water holes that can be used by other species. Elephants also excavate caves, which are used by other animals.

They have the largest brains in the animal kingdom.

Elephants spend about 16 hours a day eating

Adult elephants have no natural predators but calves are killed by lions, tigers and hyenas. Elephants eat leaves, roots, bark, grasses and fruit. They can have considerable impact on local environments.

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Elephants normally walk about 4 mph.
Elephants do not have sweat glands.

African elephants reach a maximum weight of 14,000 pounds, standing up to 13 feet high at the shoulder, while Asian elephants weigh up to 11,000 pounds and reach up to 10 feet in height. The two species are the heaviest land animals on Earth.

The word elephant is derived from the Greek word "elephas" that means ivory.


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