Elephants

The largest land mammal on earth, elephants are divided into African Elephants and Asian Elephants. African Elephants have tusks and larger ears than Asian Elephants, and questions about all elephants should be asked in this category.

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How long is the gestation period for elephants?

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The elephant's gestation period is 22 months, the longest of any land animal. The gestation period for an African elephant averages 640 days; for the Asian elephant it is 645 days. The mother gives birth to a calf that weighs up to 115 kg and stands over 75 cm tall.
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How many liters of water does an elephant drink in a year?

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Info from Busch Gardens: Elephants require about 68.4 to 98.8 L (18 to 26 gal.) of water daily, but may consume up to 152 L (40 gal.). An adult male elephant can drink up to 212 L (55 gal.) of water in less than five minutes. This is water consumed and does not include water for bathing. See link for more.
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Do elephants weigh more than a house?

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The weight of elephants and the weight of houses vary greatly. Most houses one would find in an industrialized nation weigh much more than any elephant, but some houses in some non-industrialized nations, including some nations where most elephants live, are much smaller and made out of lighter materials, and so would weigh less than the largest elephants.
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Where do elephants live?

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There are two types of elephant, African and Indian. The African elephant lives in the African savanna while the Indian elephant lives throughout India and south east Asia. African and Asian elephant habitat includes grasslands, marshes, forests, deserts, and mountains. Herds wander continuously in search of food and water. They may travel 5,000 to 10,000 kilometers (3,100 to 6,200 miles) in one year within their home range, which may be over 1500 sq km (600 sq mi). It Lives In The Zoo Or Sometimes In Africa Or Sometimes In Asia!Thats The Answer To This. Today, there are three species of elephant. One is the African forest elephant, which lives in the rainforests of Africa's Congo Basin and West Africa. The second one is the African Bush Elephant (also called the African Savanna Elephant), which lives across all of the grasslands of sub-Saharan Africa. The third type is the Asian elephant, which lives in India and the jungles of Southeast Asia. There are many extinct species belonging to the elephant family, including the mammoths, which lived in Europe, Asia, and North America until about 10,000 years ago.
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What is the average weight of an elephant?

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The Average Asian elephant weighs anywhere between 2.7 tonnes to 4.5 tonnes. Full grown adult tuskers are known to weigh in the range of 4.5 tonnes. The Average African elephant weighs 2.7 to 6 tonnes. Though the African females are known to weigh approximately the same as their Asian counterparts, African Bulls are known to be much heavier than their Asian brothers. 310 lbs Elephants are the largest surviving land animals. A fully grown male African specimen can grow up to 4 meters (13 feet) high and can weigh up to 15000 lbs. (7000 kgs).
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What do elephants sound like?

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They sound like a trumpet. Either that or someone blowing their nose really loud or obnoxiously, which is basically what elephants do with their trunks to make the noise.
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Are there elephants in Antipolo City Philippines?

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I have visited Antipolo City 5 times now, each time for a little longer than before. I must admit that I have not seen any elephants or even any elephant "droppings" in or around Antipolo. I love Antipolo for all of the charm and warmth it exudes. The people are friendly, the city is reasonably clean, it is a great place to raise a family. I look forward to my next elephantless visit and some day I plan to relocate there with my wife.
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Can you make elephant toothpaste without yeast?

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Yes. You can make elephant toothpaste with hydrogen peroxide, liver, and dish soap.
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Why do elephants lift weights D-16?

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to get their extra size
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What do elephants have that no other animal has?

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Elephants have remorse for the dead and a good memory. If a member of an elephants family dies, then the surviving members will return to the site of the death every year to "mourn." Their trunks are also unique, being made up of 100,000 individual muscles.
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How did African elephants become endangered?

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Because of two main reasons: Hunting & Poaching - Trophy Hunting and Ivory Poaching is the main reason for the decline in numbers of African elephants. There were once millions of these animals and now only a few thousand survive Habitat Loss - As human numbers grew, people started settling into forests and that has also affected elephant populations. This species is currently considered "Vulnerable", not endangered. Over all the species is classified as vulnerable, in some places, such as southern Africa, the elephant populatino has recovered. However, the forest elephant is disappearing rapidly, and there are countries where the elephant is severely endangered, as well as some countries which no longer have elephants (i.e. they are locally extinct).
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How can you tell if an elephant is young or old?

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in a young elephant, their tusks will be shorter, and they will be in the middle of the herd. the older ones will have longer and more... hmm.. more dense tusks and will be on the end/front of the herd or on the outside.
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What is a good name for an elephant?

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dumbo, keyara, aladdin, moosary, tootsy :)
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Is an elephant faster than a lion?

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An elephant's top speed is about 25 miles per hour, while a lion's top speed is roughly 35 miles per hour. So no, an elephant cannot outrun a healthy lion.
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What is an ivory horn made of?

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ivory Ivory from elephant tusks.
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How do you say pig in other languages?

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Dutch: Varken The a is pronounced like the a in the alfabetic 'r' Hungarian: Disznó (ó is pronounced something like when you say a double o in English)
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What is the size of an elephant's heart?

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The heart of the African bull elephant can weigh up to 28 kg.