Species: There are three different species of elephant, the Asian, African Bush, and African Forest Elephant.
Lifespan: Elephants live to be about 50-75 years old.
Habitat: Elephants are capable of adapting to a variety of different habitats. They can be found in deserts, forests, savanas, and whatever other habitats are ontheir migritory route.
Family Life: Groups of elephants are called Herds. Elephant herds consist of female elephants and their offspring. Once male elephants reach maturity they leave the herd and travel alone, joining other herds only briefly to mate. Elephant herds are matriarchal, which means that the oldest female of the herd is the leader and decides where to eat, when to travel, and when to rest.
Diet: Elephants eat about 240-450 lbs of food per day! Their diet consists of grass, bark, and fruit.
An elephants skin can be up to an inch thick, but is so sensitive that a fly can be felt landing on it.
Elephants make low sounds that can be heard by other elephants up to 5 miles away.