Sep 22 - Geezer's Blog - Elephant Appreciation Day

The Bottom Line: Fun facts about elephants!

The Full Story:

  • African elephants are the largest land mammals on the planet.
  • Female elephants undergo the longest pregnancy of any land mammal—22 months!
  • Elephants don’t actually like peanuts. They don’t eat them in the wild, and zoos don’t feed them to their captive elephants.
  • Elephants can get sunburned, so they take care to protect themselves by throwing sand on their backs and their head.
  • The elephant’s closest living relative is the rock hyrax, a small furry mammal that lives in rocky landscapes across sub-Saharan Africa and along the coast of the Arabian Peninsula.

Source: Smithsonian Magazine

Elephant Appreciation Day

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