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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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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 ...

Matriarch Leaders Intagral to Elephant Clan Survival

01.28.2014 · Posted in Elephant Facts and News, Facts, News

Research on elephants is a process and the more we study, the more remarkable and complex we discover elephant society to be. Amboseli National Park in Kenya is one of the places where much of this research is done, primarily because it’s one of the few places undisturbed by humans where a large population of ...

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Elephants Suffer From Blurred Vision

08.09.2013 · Posted in Elephant Facts and News, Facts

Did you know that elephants, who otherwise have good vision in both daylight and at night, see things blurry at both dawn and dusk? This impaired vision can cause them to become confused, frightened, and even enraged. Worse, when people see elephants they can react with loud noises and sudden, aggressive-looking movements. When elephants get ...

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Times of Drought Show That Male Elephants Have a Linear Hierarchy

09.08.2011 · Posted in Elephant Facts and News, Facts, News

Recent stories in Smithsonian (Male Elephants Queue in Dry Times and How Male Elephants Bond) illustrate how male elephants, like their female counterparts, form complex social relationships. These relationships, in addition to giving company, provide stability during hard times. Studies indicate that a hierarchy in male elephant society keeps down violence when resources are limited. ...

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