11 things you never knew about elephants

Here are some amazing facts about elephants. How many of them do you know?

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Transcript

11 things you never knew about elephants

  1. There are only two types of elephants, African and Asian.

  2. Female Asian elephants don't have tusks.

  3. Elephants can be left-tusked or right-tusked, like being left- or right-handed.

  4. A newborn elephant weighs more than 200 pounds. That's about 30 human babies.

  5. Elephants have eyelashes.

  6. The African elephant is the world's largest land animal.

  7. Adult elephants cannot jump.

  8. They don't like bees.

  9. An elephant's trunk has more muscles than the whole human body put together.

  10. Elephants can get sunburnt. They use sand or mud to protect themselves.

  11. Elephants are pregnant for 22 months. That's almost two years.

How amazing are these animals?

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Which fact is the most interesting for you? Which other animals do you think are amazing?

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Submitted by Bronia on Mon, 05/06/2024 - 15:45

For me the most interesting thing about them is that an African elephant is the largest land animal. Also, another amazing animals are pandas. They're so cute!

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Submitted by Andrii on Mon, 04/13/2020 - 17:57

The most interesting facts for me are that there are only two types of elefants and that there are more muscles in their trunks than in whole human body. I think that penguins are also amazing. For example did you know that they can stand a temperature up to -60 degrees in celsius. And papuan penguins can reach speed 35 km/h while swimming.
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Submitted by YOUSEEF on Tue, 12/17/2019 - 21:34

i loved elephants more after this video

Submitted by ocean9 on Sun, 05/13/2018 - 10:26

I know that they can't jump, use mud to protect their skin from sun. But now I know many new facts.
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Submitted by CherryBlossomEnglish on Tue, 02/27/2018 - 16:31

Amazing. I like all the facts. All animals have their "You never knew" facts!
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