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Why do African elephants have big ears?

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Answered 2010-11-14 23:09:30

African elephants have big ears, because they can cool themselves down, by waving their ears.

They have big ears for communication

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What are two spieces of elephants?

African and Indian Elephants. You can tell them apart by the ears. Indian have small ears and can be used as laborers. African elephants have big ears and are almost impossible to train.

How big are elephants ears?

the size of an elephants ear depends on the size of the elephant but Indian elephants have smaller ears than African elephants :)

Why do Indian elephants have small ears?

The African elephants need their bigger ears to help keep them cooler in the heat. Other elephants do not need such big ears.

Which has larger ears African elephants or Indian elephants?

African elephants have bigger ears than Indian elephants. Coincidentally, African elephants' ears resemble the continent of Africa, and Indian elephants' ears resemble the country of India.

Do African or Indian elephants have larger ears?

African elephants have bigger ears.

What does the elephants look like?

Elephants are big and grey, The African elephant have big ears and the Asian elephant have small ears. the Asian elephants are also smaller. they have long trunks and tails.

Which has larger ears African or Asian elephants?

African elephants

Why very big ears could be a disadvantage for elephants living in a dense forest?

Very big ears can be a disadvantage for elephants living in a dense forest because they can get caught in the foliage of the forest. Forest elephants have developed to be smaller then other African elephants and their ears are more rounded.

How are the Indian elephants diffrant to the African elephants?

African elephant have larger ears and Indian have smaller ears.

What is the difference between the Asian elephant and the African elephant?

The ears. Asian elephants have tiny ears and African elephants have large ears.

What are African and Indian elephants differences?

Indian elephants have smaller ears, and African elephants have larger ears. I also think that the African elephants tusks might be a bit larger than the Indian ones. This answer is not completely accurate, but the Indian elephants do have smaller ears than African.

Why are African elephants African?

because the african elephants ears are the same shape of africa

Why do elephants have long big ears?

elephants have big ears to flap insects around them

Why Do Elephants heve big ears?

Elephants have big ears to cool them selves down.

Do African elephants have longer ears the Indian elephants?


Animals with big ears?

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Do Asian or African elephants have the smallest ears?

African elephants have larger ears because they live in a hotter climate and use their ears to cool them off.

Why do African elephants hear better than Asian elephants?

Because African elephants have bigger ears

Are Indian elephants the same as African elephants?

no, the most obvious difference is that African elephants have bigger ears than Asian elephants

Are African elephants larger than other elephants?

African elephants may be more than twice as heavy as Asian elephants. Also an African elephant has much bigger ears then the Asian elephant. Some people distinguish African elephants into bush and forest varieties, and the forest ones are not as big.

What does elephant ears look like?

The shape of an elephants ears depend on whether the elephant is an African or Asian elephant. African elephants have larger ears that look somewhat like the continent of Africa. Asian elephants have smaller, rounder ears.

Do Asian or Indian elephants have bigger ears?

Both are one and the same. The African elephants have the biggest ears.

What are the differences between African and Indian elephants?

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