Elephants are considered as the largest land animals on Earth. They are slightly bigger than their Asian relatives and can be identified by their larger ears that look somewhat like the continent of Africa whereas Asian elephants have small and round ears.
During the dry season, they use their tusks to dig up the damp riverbeds and create watering holes so that many animals can drink from. Their feces are commonly full of seeds, that currently help in seed dispersal in the environment and it makes a pretty good habitat for dung beetles too. In the forest, they feed on trees and shrubs. They uproot trees and eat saplings, which helps keep the landscape open for zebras and other plains animals to live.
An elephant’s trunk is quite long and used for smelling, breathing, trumpeting, drinking, and also for curling things, for a meal mostly. Elephants usually consume roots, grasses, fruit, and bark. An adult elephant can consume almost 300 pounds of food in one day.
Elephants are fond of water and enjoy showering themselves by absorbing water into their trunks and spraying it all over themselves. Then, they often spray their skin with a coat of dust.
Recently, at the Elephant Nature Park, a short film of how an abandoned baby elephant was surrounded by all the warmth, love, and happiness was captured. It was so lovely to witness the sudden joy of the herd approaching the little elephant and welcome it to their herd.
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