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Facts about elephants

By unknown | Dec 01, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

SOME interesting facts about elephants:

SOME interesting facts about elephants:

l These herbivores eat about 5percent of their body weight. They spend nearly 16 hours a day eating, but only 40percent of the ingested food gets digested. They drink about 111 to 185 litres of water.

l Females mature at about 11 years of age and stay in herds with older females. Males mature between 12 to 15 years of age and stay solitarily.

l The tusk or ivory is the second upper incisor that grows continuously. It is one of their hereditary characteristics. An elephant may be right-tusked or left-tusked. -


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