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1) What is an elephant's favorite food?

Tree bark is a favorite food source for elephants. It contains calcium and roughage, which aids digestion.

2) How many species of elephants are there?

Three species are currently recognized: the African bush elephant (Loxodonta africana), the African forest elephant (L. cyclotis), and the Asian elephant (Elephas maximus).

3) When looking for a mate, male elephants enter a state of increased testosterone known as ______.

Testosterone levels in an elephant in musth can be as much as 60 times greater than in the same elephant at other times, which helps them gain dominance and reproductive success.

4) How long do wild elephants live?

Elephants can live up to 70 years in the wild.

5) What is the elephant's closest living relative?

the rock hyrax, or rock badger, is a small furry mammal that lives in rocky landscapes across sub-Saharan Africa and along the coast of the Arabian peninsula in habitats with rocky crevices where it can hide from predators.

6) How many muscles are there in an elephant's trunk?

The elephant's trunk contains over 40,000 muscles, divided into as many as 150,000 individual units!

7) What are elephants' tusks made of?

One of the biggest threats to elephant populations is the ivory trade, as the animals are poached for their ivory tusks.

8) How long is an elephant's gestation period?

Gestation in elephants typically lasts about two years.

9) How much does a baby elephant weigh?

At birth, elephants already weigh some 200 pounds and stand about 3 feet tall.

10) What was the name of the African bush elephant P. T. Barnum bought for his circus in 1882?

The giant elephant's name has spawned the common word, "jumbo", meaning large in size.