5 things you didn’t know about elephants

5 things you didn’t know about elephants

Elephantidae is a family of large, herbivorous mammals collectively called elephants and mammoths. These are terrestrial large mammals with a snout modified into a trunk and teeth modified into tusks. BLA BLA BLAAH!

We know you know that! But did you know these!  😉 

 

  1. Elephants purr like cats do, as a means of communication. (AWWWWWW! #Love)

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2. Only one mammal can’t jump — the elephant. (Which isn’t so bad. Jumping isn’t mastered by most species)

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3. Elephants waive their trunks up in the air and from side to side to smell better. (We also can do this 😉 )

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4. Elephants have greeting ceremonies when a friend that has been away for some time returns to the group. (A bit like us ladies, exhibit gif)

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5. Elephants have two gaits – a walk and a faster gait that is similar to running. They cannot trot or gallop, however they can swim and use their trunk as a snorkel. (As long as they don’t go in head first ey!)

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