Lifespan: 50-70 years
Size: 2.5-3m at the shoulder
Weight: Females up to 4,000kg, Males up to 5,400kg.
- An elephant's trunk is the most versatile appendage in the animal kingdom.
- The brain of an adult elephant weighs between 3.6-5.4kg.
- Elephants develop six sets of molar teeth throughout their lifetime.
- Tusks are modified upper incisor teeth and are made of dentine and calcium salts
- 50% of females grow ‘tushes’ which are much shorter than tusks and in some cases may not be seen under the trunk.