ELEPHANT (Loxodonta africana)
Description: It is a big sized proboscidean provided with a long trunk and with their very developed incisive
which constitute the eyeteeth. Each eyetooth can weigh 165 lbs. Its head is solid provided with big ears.
Distribution: Whole Africa, south of the Sahara's desert
Habitat: Wooded and bushy savanna areas, in forests and sub-deserted areas. always near the water.
Gestation: 21 and a half months. 1 single breeding.
Longevity: 80 years.
Elephants can daily consume up to 660 lbs. of vegetables. They reproduce well in captivity. The
new born ones, measure 3' 3'', and they weigh 220 lbs. They can reach a speed of 25 mph.
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