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Will a Crocodile Attack an Elephant?

A 10-foot tall 9,000-pound bundle of muscle versus a 16-foot long 900-pound package of teeth. Logic dictates that between two full-grown animals, the crocodile would want to steer clear and for the most part they do. Technically, elephants have no natural enemies. But will a crocodile attack an elephant? ...

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How Do Elephants Sleep?

06.17.2015 · Posted in Elephant Facts and News, Facts

There’s a popular myth that elephants sleep standing up. While they can drowse that way or get a light nap, elephants lie down when they sleep deeply just like the rest of us. They’ve been observed snoring. Contrary to what you might think, the trunks don’t make this sound into anything spectacular . ...

Can Elephants Get Drunk?

05.04.2015 · Posted in Elephant Facts and News, Facts

Among other animals, the sweet, yellow fallen fruit from Africa's marula tree (Scelerocarya birrea), lightly fermented, are a passionate favorite of elephants. A type of mango, early writers called it the fruit that ‘drives elephants mad.’ Photos taken of elephants after they've consumed the fruit bear out the African legend that elephants can get drunk ...

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More than an Animal: Elephants in Symbolism

Humans have been fascinated and impressed by elephants since the stone age. Elephant imagery shows up in a wide variety of places from prehistoric cave paintings to medieval art; from Asian temples to American streets. These majestic creatures have come to symbolize a wide variety of noble traits to people of different cultures. ...

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Elephant Picks Up Trash

03.10.2015 · Posted in Elephant Facts and News, Facts, News

Can elephants be environmentally conscious? When a species doesn’t generate trash of its, own, it’s hard to know for certain. This camera caught a wild elephant picking up after human visitors who carelessly missed the can. So in celebration of 2015’s International Day of Awesomeness, enjoy this example of environmental awareness in the hope that ...

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Elephant Body Language: How You Are Like an Elephant

02.05.2015 · Posted in Elephant Facts and News, Facts

Animals communicate in ways that we humans don’t always understand. More and more research indicates that elephants in particular have a complex language that includes sounds that are below our range of hearing (infrasound), vibrations that we can’t feel, and chemicals we can’t smell the difference between. Here are some examples you can take ...

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Why Elephant Migration is Important

01.21.2015 · Posted in Elephant Facts and News, Facts

To continue our International Wayfinding Month series, let’s take a quick look at why elephant migration is important. Migratory routes are important to the elephants to ensure that there are enough food and water resources to support the herd. Elephants also leave a huge positive impact on the places they’ve been. ...

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5 Reasons an Elephant Herd Needs Its Matriarch

02.10.2014 · Posted in Elephant Facts and News, Facts, News

5. Like human leaders, elephant Matriarchs have a great influence over decision-making for the whole group. In an instance where the clan members have differing ideas over where to travel next, the Matriarch will observe, then make a decision and once she has decided, the others follow. 4. Elephant matriarchs are the center of an ...