African Elephant

The African ​Elephant is the world’s largest land animal – with adult males, or bull elephants, standing up to 3m high and weighing up to 6,000kg on average. Males only reach their full size at 35-40 years – that’s well over half their lifespan as wild elephants can live for up to 60-70 years.

Elephants ​have a varied diet that consists of grasses, leaves, shrubs, fruits and roots depending on the season and their habitat. When it’s particularly dry, elephants will eat more woody parts of trees and shrubs like twigs, branches and barks. They need to eat up to 150kg of food per day​ which means that almost two thirds of their day is spent eating.

The ears of African elephants are much larger than their cousins and are described as being shaped like the African continent

Here is a video of Elephants having a mudbath.

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