Elephant Facts

Elephant Facts

Elephant Facts
  • Elephants have a slower pulse of 27 and for a canary it is 1000!
  • Only one mammal can't jump -- the elephant.
  • The trunk of an elephant can hold up to two gallons of water.
  • The elephant is the national animal of Thailand.
  • In a day, an elephant can drink 80 gallons of water.
  • In 1916, an elephant was tried and hung for murder in Erwin, Tennessee.
  • Elephants have been known to learn up to 60 commands.
  • During World War II, the very first bomb dropped on Berlin by the Allies killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
  • An elephant's trunk can hold 2.5 gallons of water.
  • An elephant's tooth can weight as much as three kilograms..
  • An elephant in the wild can eat anywhere from 100 - 1000 pounds of vegetation in a 16 hour period.
  • An elephant can live up to the age of seventy, or in some cases even more.
  • Elephants purr like cats do, as a means of communication.
  • An African adult elephant eats about six hundred pounds of food a day; thatís four percent of the elephantís body weight!
  • The dumbest dog in the world is the Afghan Hounds.
  • The dog with the largest ears in the world is a Basset Hound named Mr. Jeffries. The dog's ears are 11.5 inches longs, and are insured for $47,800.
  • The Basenji dog is the only dog that is not able to bark.
  • Pixie, a Siberian Husky, gave birth to 7 puppies, one of which was bright green.
  • Nose prints are used to identify dogs, much like humans use fingerprints.All dogs are the descendant of the wolf. These wolves lived in eastern Asia about 15,000 years ago.
  • All dogs are the descendant of the wolf. These wolves lived in eastern Asia about 15,000 years ago.
  • About 30% of American admit to talking to their dogs or leaving messages on their answering machines for their dogs while they are away.
  • A dog by the name of Laika was launched into space aboard the Russian spacecraft.
  • Dogs can't see colors. They're color blind.
  • Dogs sweat only through their tongues.
  • Dogs and cats, like humans, are either right or left handed... or is that paws?!
  • The fastest dog, the greyhound, can reach speeds of upto 41.7 miles per hour.
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