1. The heaviest species is the African elephant. The weight of an adult male reaches up to 6 tons.
2. The elephant’s heart rate is about 27 beats per minute.
3. The elephant’s pregnancy lasts the longest of all mammals, about 22 months.
4. The trunk of the elephant has over 40,000 muscles.
5. Elephants cry, laugh, play.
6. At the same time, an elephant can drink up to 5 liters of water.
7. There have been many cases when a wounded elephant came to areas inhabited by people asking for help.
8. Elephants are afraid of bees. They use a special signal to warn other flock members against them.
9. An adult elephant with a trumpet can lift a weight of up to 350 kg.
10. Elephants are the only wild animals that understand the gesture of pointing to something without previous training.
11. In the trumpet, the elephant has no bones. Muscles are moved by hydrostatic pressure.
12. In 1915, an elephant from a Belgian zoo was used for field work.
13. Young elephants suck their trumpet, just like small children suck their thumbs.
14. The legend of cyclopes has begun to find the skull of an elephant whose nasal cavity looks like a eye socket.
15. Elephants do not get cancer.
16. Georg Church and a group of scientists placed mammoth DNA in the elephant genome.
17. More African elephants are killed by poachers than they are born.
18. The red color deters elephants.
19. Pliny the Elder, Roman historian from the 1st century AD described that the best method of defense against elephants were pigs whose smell caused them panic.
20. Elephants to save their lives from poachers, sometimes break their fangs against a tree, leaving them to hunters.
21. Elephant Musala in 2006 received a prosthesis, thanks to which she can walk after she lost her leg seven years earlier after falling into a mine.
22. In Botswana since 2014, it is forbidden to hunt wild animals.
23. In 2012, a herd of elephants after drinking 500 liters of fruit wine demolished the Indian village of Dumurkota, and nearby fields.
24. Elephants do not have a gall bladder.