Elephants

There are many cool facts about elephants and here are a few.  They have about 40,000 muscles in their body! They are the largest land mammal in the world.  They travel in small groups called a herd.  There are two different kinds of elephants, the Indian elephant and the African elephant.  The Indian elephant has a big lump on its head, the African elephant has no lump.  The life span of an elephant is 70 years, thats a long time! Elephants can drink up to 40 gallons of water at a time! They can eat about 500 pounds of vegetation, such as fruit, branches, and grass.  Elephants are amazing animals.

Look at the two different elephants, the African elephant (right) has no lump, the Indian elephant (left) does.

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