What do elephants eat?

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April 13, 2017 9:21AM

There are three subspecies of Elephants living today. They are the African Bush Elephant, African Forest Elephant, and the Asian Elephant, sometimes called the "Indian Elephant".

They are herbivores, eating a variety of vegetation, and spending on average 16 hours a day collecting food. Grasses, make up about 50% of their diet, while leaves, bamboo, bark, roots, twigs, and small amounts of fruits, seeds, and flowers, make up the remaining food intake. The adult elephants digestive system can only digest 40% of what they eat. They must make up for this by eating more, on a daily basis. An adult elephant on average, can consume 300-600 pounds (140-270 kg) of food daily, depending on their size, and activity.

Elephants are herbivores, first of all. They eat only plant matter. They like to eat fruits, such as watermelons, bananas, and apples. They also eat many veggies, like carrots, cabbage, and spinach. They even will eat branches and leaves from wild trees. Lastly, they eat peanuts and other legumes.

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Elephants are herbivores so they mainly eat plants. I don't think that they are picky but that is why they migrate so much so that they can find more food. When the baby's are younger they drink milk from there mother and then start to gradually adjust to eating all kinds of plants!

Elephants are herbivores and eat plants. They eat leaves and bark of some trees. They also eat small tender branches of trees and shrubs. Also grass.

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August 01, 2015 5:13AM

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