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A Beautiful Elephant Slideshow With Facts!

posted in Entertainment
04/02/2015
  • My favourite of all animals, introducing the Elephant!
    My favourite of all animals, introducing the Elephant!
  • At the age of 16, an elephant can reproduce, but rarely has more than four children throughout her lifetime. At birth, an elephant calf weighs about 230 lbs!
    At the age of 16, an elephant can reproduce, but rarely has more than four children throughout her lifetime. At birth, an elephant calf weighs about 230 lbs!
  • Elephants purr like cats do, as a means of communication.
    Elephants purr like cats do, as a means of communication.
  • Elephants prefer one tusk over the other, just as people are either left or right-handed.
    Elephants prefer one tusk over the other, just as people are either left or right-handed.
  • Elephants are highly sensitive and caring animals. if a baby elephant complains, the entire family will rumble and go over to touch and caress it. Elephants express grief, compassion, self-awareness, altruism and play.
    Elephants are highly sensitive and caring animals. if a baby elephant complains, the entire family will rumble and go over to touch and caress it. Elephants express grief, compassion, self-awareness, altruism and play.
  • Elephants pay homage to the bones of their dead, gently touching the skulls and tusks with their trunks and feet. when an elephant walks past a place that a loved one has died, he/she will stop dead still; a silent and empty pause that can last several minutes.
    Elephants pay homage to the bones of their dead, gently touching the skulls and tusks with their trunks and feet. when an elephant walks past a place that a loved one has died, he/she will stop dead still; a silent and empty pause that can last several minutes.
  • An Elephant’s skin is so sensitive that they can feel a fly landing on it.
    An Elephant’s skin is so sensitive that they can feel a fly landing on it.
  • Touching is an important form of communication among elephants. Individuals greet each other by stroking or wrapping their trunks. Older elephants also use trunk-slaps, kicks and shoves to discipline younger ones.
    Touching is an important form of communication among elephants. Individuals greet each other by stroking or wrapping their trunks. Older elephants also use trunk-slaps, kicks and shoves to discipline younger ones.
  • Elephants are capable of human-like emotions such as feeling loss, grieving and even crying. They remember and mourn their loved ones, even many years after their death. When the "Elephant Whisperer" Lawrence Anthony (pictured here)  died, a herd of elephants arrived at his house to mourn him.
    Elephants are capable of human-like emotions such as feeling loss, grieving and even crying. They remember and mourn their loved ones, even many years after their death. When the "Elephant Whisperer" Lawrence Anthony (pictured here) died, a herd of elephants arrived at his house to mourn him.
  • Elephants use mud as a sunscreen, protecting their skin from ultraviolet light. Although tough, their skin is very sensitive. Without the regular mud baths to protect it from burning, insect bites, and moisture loss, their skin suffers serious damage.
    Elephants use mud as a sunscreen, protecting their skin from ultraviolet light. Although tough, their skin is very sensitive. Without the regular mud baths to protect it from burning, insect bites, and moisture loss, their skin suffers serious damage.
  • Like human toddlers, great apes, magpies and dolphins, elephants have passed the mirror test — they recognize themselves in a mirror.
    Like human toddlers, great apes, magpies and dolphins, elephants have passed the mirror test — they recognize themselves in a mirror.
  • The largest elephant on record weighed 26,000 pounds and was 13 feet high.
    The largest elephant on record weighed 26,000 pounds and was 13 feet high.
  • Elephant females undergo the longest gestation period of all mammals – they are pregnant for 22 months.
    Elephant females undergo the longest gestation period of all mammals – they are pregnant for 22 months.
  • I hope you all enjoyed this post! I could read about elephants for ever but its beer oclock! Happy easter everyone!

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