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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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