Elephant facts of the day: Elephants are the largest land mammals on earth, and the African Elephant, generally weighs 7 tons, in males, and females usually weigh 4 tons. They are bigger than Asian Elephants.
The elephant's trunk contains 40,000 muscles, divided into as many as 150,000 individual units! Compare that to the human body, which contains a mere 640 muscles, and you start to get an idea how intricate the appendage is.
They can remove trees from their roots with their trunks, and also have enough dexterity to pick up a single grain of rice.
Female elephants have the longest pregnancy of any mammal, 22 months!!
Elephants can recognize themselves in the mirror, ourselves, dolphins and great apes are the only other mammals that can do this.#tororiverlodges#natgeo#africanature#africananimals#africanwildlife#elephant#southafrica#wildwoyages#wildlife#nature#natureafrica#safari#safarilife