Elephant Quotes (40 quotes)
Not Exactly Rocket Science
World Elephant Day, an annual event that celebrates the planet's largest land animal, was held last week on August 12th. For example, did you know that adult elephants can eat up to KG of food a day? Read on for more fascinating facts. Elephants are susceptible to sunburns so they protect themselves by throwing sand onto their backs and heads—this helps their skin protected from the direct rays of the sun. Older elephants will apply this sand sunscreen to the their young by throwing sand onto their little ones when they are asleep.
All rights reserved. When an old African elephant matriarch hears a lion roar out on the savanna, she listens to discern whether it's a male or female. Why does she care? Because male lions are more likely to attack. Not many predators can take down an elephant, so it's useful for the massive mammals to know when it's worth their effort to run away.