There are two species of elephants: the Asian elephant, which lives in south and southeast Asia, and the African elephant, which lives in sub-Saharan Africa. The can be found living in the tropical forests, woodlands and savannahs of these regions.Know More
Both species are large, gray mammals, but have some differences in which to tell them apart. The African elephant, Loxodonta africana, have visible tusks and large ears that resemble the shape of the African continent. Their trunks allow them to pick things up, much like two large fingers. They have swayed backs and wrinkly skin. These elephants are the largest mammals on Earth.
The Asian elephant, Elephas maximus, are smaller than the African elephants. They have dome-shaped backs, smaller ears, and trunks with only one "finger." Their skin is not as wrinkled, and only the males have visible tusks.Learn More
Rhinos are herbivores and do not eat meat. Their diets vary according to their habitats and species. Some are grazers, eating such vegetation as grass, while others search a little higher and eat from trees or bushes.Full Answer >
It's a popular myth that elephants are the only mammal that cannot jump, but rhinos, hippos and sloths also carry this same trait. When hippos and rhinos run, however, there are times when all four feet are off the ground at the same time, but it is not considered jumping.Full Answer >
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 >