Fascinating world of elephants.
Largest Land Animals
Elephants are the largest land animals on Earth.
Two Main Species
There are two main species: the African elephant and the Asian elephant.
Their trunks are versatile, and tusks are used for digging and fighting.
Elephants are social animals, often seen in groups called herds.
Herds are matriarchal, led by the oldest female.
They communicate using trumpets, rumbles, and even seismic signals.
Threats to Elephants
Habitat loss, human-elephant conflict, and poaching are major threats.
The illegal ivory trade has led to the decline of elephant populations.
Various organizations are working to protect and conserve elephants.
Elephants have incredible memories, remembering friends and places for years.
They can live up to 70 years in the wild.
Elephants are herbivores, consuming grasses, fruits, and bark.
Elephants hold significant cultural and symbolic meanings in many societies.