Fun facts about Elephants
Elephants are powerful, independent animals who can only be tamed by ‘the crush’, a horrific training regime that brutalises them into submission.
Many tourists are unaware that elephants performing tricks or giving rides have been stolen from the wild or bred in captivity. That young calves have been torn from their mothers, isolated and left without food and water. Or that beatings and intense trauma breaks their wild spirit and terrifies them into obedience.
Discover some five fun facts about these intelligent animals that will help you understand why we need to protect them.
1. Elephants are the largest land animals in the world.
2. Elephants can live to be over 70 years old.
3. Only one mammal can’t jump — the elephant.
4. The average weight for an elephant heart is about 27 to 46 pounds.
5. Elephants have a highly developed brain and the largest of all the land mammals.