Did you know? There are three types of elephants!

The three species of elephants are the African savanna elephant (also called the bush elephant), the African forest elephant, and the Asian elephant.

Elephants are the largest land animals in the world! Savanna elephants are the largest of the three species: large adult males can weigh over 14,000 pounds (6,350 kg).

Elephants are herbivores (plant-eaters) and they need to eat lots of food! Elephants eat grass, leaves, fruit, seed pods, bark, and roots. They can eat 330 – 660 pounds (150 – 300 kg) of food per day. They also need to drink lots of water to stay hydrated.

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