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