10 Facts about Asian Elephant

The elephant is the largest land mammal, found mainly in Sahara Africa, South Asia, and Southeast Asia.  The elephant’s brain, an animal with fan-like ears and big teeth, is the most developed in the entire animal world.  It is counted as an intelligent animal.  In this article, we are sharing 10 interesting facts and information about this intelligent Asian animal elephant.

Like many children of humans, there is a habit of thumb sucking. Similarly, the babies of elephants have a habit of sucking the trunk spunk.

The Asian elephant also has a large body, but small ears!

The oldest elephant ever in the world was an Asian elephant named ‘Lin Wang’, who died in February 2003 at the age of 86 in a zoo in Taiwan.

According to records, the world’s largest elephant weighed 26,000 pounds (11793.402 kg) and was 13 feet (3.9624 m) tall. He was killed in Angola in 1955.

The mud acts like sunscreen for the elephants. It protects her skin from the ultraviolet radiations of the sun. That’s why elephants roll in the mud.

Elephants are afraid of ants and bees.  In many African countries, farmers keep bees on the edges of the fields to protect their fields from elephants.

The weight of Asian elephants is about 4000 kg and their height is 2.7 meters.

The elephant is a vegetarian animal. They take different types of plants, leaves, fruits, etc. in the form of food.

Asian Elephants are fond of food and spend about 16 hours a day feeding.  During this, they consume a diet of up to 600 pounds.

Asian Elephant is an intelligent animal, which learns many things by watching and imitating. In the zoo, they learn to open the simple lock very easily.

Some More Facts on Elephants

Elephants are largest land mammals on the planet earth.

There are total 2 species of elephants i.e African and Asian, the only difference between these two species is their ears and trunk. Ears of African elephants are much larger than Asian elephants.

Asian elephants can pick a peanut using their trunk and can eat after blowing the shell out.

Elephants also use their trunks to drink water. They can fill about 8 liters of water in their trunk.

Elephants tusks are actually their teeth which helps them while eating food.

Elephants have very thick skin about 2.5cm.

Elephants need around 150 kg of food so they are constantly eating to fill their stomach.

Calves can stand within 20 minutes after their birth.