What Do Elephants Eat?


Elephants are large land mammals in two extant genera belonging to the family Elephantidae. They eat mostly grass, tree leaves, flowers, wild fruits, twigs, shrubs, bamboo and bananas.
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Elephants are herbivores and they eat a tremendously varied vegetarian diet, including leaves, twigs, grass, bark, seed pods and fruit. The fibrous content of the food they eat and the large quantities consumed makes them produce large volumes of dung.
Elephants are herbivorous mammals and their diet consists of grasses, small plants, bushes, vegetables, fruit, twigs, flowers, tree bark and roots. One interesting fact about elephants is that they can digest just 4% of food they eat in a whole day. They consume 149-169 kilos of vegetation in a day.
Elephants can weigh up to 16,500 pounds. Since they are so large, they can eat up to 660 pounds of vegetable matter, like grass, flowers and tree leaves. They are also pretty thirsty since they can consume up to 50 gallons of water a day too.
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