How much space does an elephant herd need?
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What do elephants protect itself by?
Adult elephants are large, and therefore they need no protection. Their size prevents any animal attacking them. When an elephant is weak, sick, or a child and is in danger of being attacked because of their vunerability, the elephant will be in the middle of the parade(or herd) of elephants. Then any animal will not be able to get to the vunerable elephant.
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Do elephant live in social group?
Yes, elephants have very established social order. Each herd has a matriarch, and consist of adult females, and young males and females. The mother, sisters, aunts, and female cousins will raise the young elephants. They will show them where routes to water are, where to find food, specific behaviors, and other things the young elephants need to know. They pass down traditions, sometimes that are specific to their herd. As elephants get older, the females usually stay in the herd. Males will leave at about four years of age. They will go out on their own, or sometimes join smaller all male herds. Sometimes, if a younger elephant is separated from the herd, another herd will take them in. A female elephant will adopt him in, and other females will act as the aunts or relatives that help to raise and teach it.
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What do elephants need to protect them self from?
Elephants are probably the largest living mammals on earth. They don't have any natural predators that can attack a full grown elephant. However, lions and packs of hyenas have been known to attack an injured or extremely old elephant or an elephant calf that has strayed away from its herd. Humans are the biggest enemies to elephants. Armed with guns hunters and poachers are the biggest threat to elephant numbers.