Elephants are known to be earth’s largest living mammals. Their vision is moderate and have a good hearing, detecting sound as low as 14 to 16 human low range.
The iconic creatures are also very tactile in nature, they use all parts of their body in all forms of behavior for example parenting offspring’s, play, defend themselves, sexual and when being aggressive.
Some of their outstanding behaviors are;
Elephants love to Swim.
Unlike Humans who have to be taught how to swim, elephants are very good swimmers and it comes natural to them.
They move all their four legs while swimming and their big body giving them enough floatation while the truck acts like a snorkel.
Elephants also like mud baths which they use to regulate their body temperature and also get rid of stubborn parasites on their skin.
Elephants move in a family
Often times you will find a group of elephants moving in a family.
Females usually live in a group alone and its lead by an older individual. And the males also live in a family but there are instances where they break away to roam alone.
Elephants have a strong bond among themselves and care for each other. And when a family member dies, they even mourn.
Eat, drinking and resting
Did you know that elephants also get drunk in the wild when they eat their favorite fruit called Marula tree?
Oh yes, they do.
Elephants can eat up to 300 kilograms of food a day and can drink up to 50 gallons of water a day.
They sleep for about four hours a night and two hours of that they spend standing yet they are in deep sleep not forgetting the fact that some of them also snore.
Dry run of strength
Elephants especially young bulls push over trees to test their strength and only the skilled ones will conquer and become super stars of the family.