1. Elephants can hear one another's trumpeting calls up to 5 miles (8 kilometers) away.
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  2. The largest elephant on record weighed about 24,000 pounds (10,886 kg) with a height of 13 feet (3.96 m).
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  3. Elephants
    can get sunburned
    so they protect themselves
    with sand.
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  4. About 100 elephants are being killed every day for their ivory.
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  5. African elephants have the best sense of smell in the animal kingdom.
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  6. Edison electrocuted an elephant in 1903 to prove Tesla's AC current was dangerous.
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  7. When the "Elephant Whisperer" Lawrence Anthony died, a herd of elephants arrived at his house to mourn him.
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  8. Elephants
    are
    scared
    of bees.
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  9. Africa is home to the world's largest living land animal, the African elephant, and the tallest, the Giraffe.
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  10. Elephants are the only mammals, besides humans, to have chins.
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  11. Elephants normally only sleep 2 or 3 hours each day.
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  12. An adult elephant requires up to 300 kg of food and 160 litres of water per day.
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  13. An elephant's pair of tusks may exceed 441 pounds (200 kg).
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  14. 96 elephants are
    killed every day in Africa.
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  15. African elephants can distinguish human languages, genders and ages associated with danger.
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  16. Elephants are pregnant
    for 2 years.
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  17. An elephant can smell water from 12 miles away.
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  18. On one episode of "Price Is Right," an elephant was offered as a "bonus prize." The contestant won, insisted on the prize, and a live elephant from Kenya had to be delivered to him.
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  19. One of the world's most expensive coffee brands is made from the dung of Thai elephants.
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  20. Elephants can differentiate between men and women, and between different ethnicities, when they hear a voice.
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  21. Elephants can detect rain 150 miles away.
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  22. Elephant brains can weigh as much as 5 KG (11 LB), more than the brain of any other land animal.
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  23. Mouse sperm is larger than elephant sperm.
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  24. Dogs and elephants are the only animals that seem to instinctively understand pointing.
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  25. Elephants and chimpanzees can display behavior patterns similar to post-traumatic stress disorder and depression.
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  26. Female elephants have the longest reproductive anatomy of any land mammal: her vagina is located 1.3 meters into her body.
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  27. Elephants rarely get cancer because they have 40 copies of genes that code for the tumor suppressor protein p53—humans have two.
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  28. Elephants know to come to humans for help (like if they've been poisoned) and can find us even over long distances.
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  29. Elephants have 3 times the number of neurons that humans have, and no-one knows why they aren't smarter than us.
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  30. An adult Asian elephant is capable of holding 8.5 L (2.2 US gal) of water in its trunk.
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  31. An elephant's trunk has more than 40,000 muscles. In comparison a human being only has 639 muscles total.
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  32. African elephants can disperse — with their dung — over 2000 seeds of diverse plants per square kilometre, every day.
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  33. With its trunk, an elephant can reach items at heights of up to 7 m (23 ft) and dig for water under mud or sand.
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  34. Elephants don't like peanuts.
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  35. An elephant's skin can be up to 1 inch (2.54 centimeters) thick but is so sensitive it can feel a fly landing on it.
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  36. Elephant polo is a popular sport in India, Nepal and Thailand.
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  37. 40% of captive African elephants are obese.
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