Elephant: Elephants are the largest mammals that live on land in the world. Elephants belong to the family Elephantidae and the order Proboscidea. They are known for their intelligence, and brute strength. The word “elephant” was derived from the Greek word “elaph” which means ivory.
At the present time, there are only two major types of elephants namely African elephant, and Asian elephant. There are three subspecies of the Asian elephant, and two subspecies of the African elephant.
Although they look slow, these animals can actually outrun the average human easily. The one thing that distinguishes elephants and other animals is that they have a trunk.
Elephants use their trunks for many things that are essential to their survival including grabbing food, drinking water, and breathing so it would die without a trunk. Another facial feature of elephants is its tusks which are really just long teeth.
On this page, we will explore all about elephants including their evolution, types, diets, anatomy, habitats, special adaptations, lifespan, predators, and interesting elephant fun-facts & more.