KidsView  | The Adventist Review for kids and those who always will be kids at heart | April 2017

Fun Facts About: Elephants!

We don't know about you, but we think elephants are one of the coolest animals God created. What's your favorite creature from the animal kingdom? Tell us at kidsview@adventistreview.org

 

  • There are two types of elephants we commonly know: African and Asian.

 

  • African elephants are the largest of all land mammals.

 

  • Elephant trunks alone contain about 100,000 different muscles for smelling, breathing, trumpeting, drinking, and grabbing things.

 

  • The Asian elephant is considered an endangered species—there are only around 50,000 left in the world.

 

  • Asian elephants follow strict migration routes that are determined by the monsoon season.

 

  • An ear of a male African elephant weighs more than 100 pounds!

 

  • Elephants do not have sweat glands.

 

  • African elephants can weigh between 5,000 to 14,000 pounds (2,268 to 6,350 kg).

 

  • Elephants have the largest brains in the animal kingdom. But their eyes are small compared to their size, and they have poor eyesight.

 

  • Elephants spend about 16 hours a day eating, and walk at a speed of about four miles per hour.

 

  • Asian elephants have smaller ears than the African elephants, and they have more curved spines.