Elephants are herbivores so they eat things like fruit, bark and grasses. An adult elephant can eat more than 300 pounds of food per day.Know More
Elephants spend around 16 hours a day eating because they have to have large amounts of food to maintain their massive bodies. African elephants are slightly larger than Asian elephants and, therefore, eat more. An African elephant can grow to weigh between 5,000 and 14,000 pounds and stands up to 13 feet tall. Both Asian and African elephants use their enormous tusks to dig for food and water and to strip the bark off trees. Tree bark is a favorite among elephants. They use their trunks to put the food in their mouths.
Besides needing hundreds of pounds of food each day, elephants also require large amounts of water to survive. Adult elephants drink between 18 and 26 gallons of water per day and male elephants can drink up to 55 gallons of water at one time.
At times when an elephant needs to supplement its diet, it digs up the ground to obtain minerals and salt. After digging up the soil, the elephant eats the dirt. Large hills have been carved out by elephants in India, and they make the perfect shelter for small animals.Learn More
The male elephant's reproductive organ is a penis. An elephant's penis is independently mobile and up to 39 inches long. Its testicles are within the body cavity near the kidneys. Its reproductive system also includes the seminal vesicles, the sperm storage organ, the prostate, the ampullae and the bulbourethral glands.Full Answer >
The answer to the riddle is, "No, they don't have the Vegas idea!" This is a play on words where Vegas stands for "Vaguest," and Vegas is used because of it's reputation with gambling.Full Answer >
The blue whale, or Balaenoptera musculus, is the largest known mammal in the world as of 2014. Adult blue whales measure from 82 to 105 feet in length, and they weigh up to 200 tons.Full Answer >
People hunt elephants to get their valuable ivory tusks. The elephant tusks are used for decoration, jewelry and to create statues. Elephants use the tusks as potential weapons against predators, such as tigers and lions, and in battling other elephants.Full Answer >