10 Elephant Facts & Video of Baby Elephant Fighting Off 14 Lions

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Today is World Elephant Day.  

Above is a video of a baby Elephant fighting off 14 LionsHere are 10 amazing Elephant Facts for you to chew on:


1. Homosexual behavior in elephants is common and well-documented.

2. African elephants are the largest land mammals on the planet.

3.  Female African elephants undergo the longest pregnancy — 22 months.

4. Elephant brains weigh 11 pounds, much more than the brain of any other land animal.

5. Elephant calfs weighs more than 223 pounds at birth.

6. Their brains have more complex folds than all animals except whales, which is thought to be a major factor in making them some of the most intelligent animals on Earth.

7.  Elephants can recognize themselves in a mirror.

8.  Elephants grieve for their dead.

9.  An adult elephant needs to drink around 55 gallons of water a day.

10.  Elephants sleep standing up.

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