Males will leave the herd as they become adolescent, around the age of 12, and live in temporary “bachelor herds” until they are mature enough to live alone.
No matter what the movies taught you, elephants don’t like peanuts.
An elephant uses its trunk to lift food and suck up water, then pour it into its mouth.
An elephant can use its tusks to dig for ground water.
Elephants can swim – they use their trunk to breathe like a snorkel in deep water.
Elephant brains weigh 5 kg, much more than the brain of any other land animal.
Elephants can get sunburned, and protect themselves by throwing sand on their backs and their head.
Male elephants are normally solitary and move from herd to herd.