Elephant Facts for Kids – Information about Elephants

This educational video for kids will help your children learn about elephants as well as showing some interesting elephant facts for kids. We also included elephant sounds, HD footage of an African elephant, information about elephants habitat and a baby elephant.

Information about elephants

Here are some questions we are answering in this educational video together with much more information about elephants.

Do female elephants have tusks?

  • Both male and female African elephants have tusks, which are actually their teeth.

How much does an elephant weigh?

  • Elephants weigh up to 6000 kg (6.6 US tons).

How much does a baby elephant weigh?

  • Baby elephants weigh around 90 kg (200 pounds) and they are 1 meter (3 feet) tall.

How many elephants are left?

  • It is estimated today that the African elephant population is between 450,000 – 700,000.

Where do elephants live?

  • Elephants live in Asia and Africa.

What do elephants eat?

  • Elephants are herbivores, meaning they only eat plants. Elephants eat grass, leaves, twigs, bamboo, roots, shrubs, branches and fruit.

How tall is an elephant?

  • The African elephant is the largest mammal in the world living on land. They are 3.3 meters tall.

How long do elephants live?

  • Elephants are known to live more than 70 years.

More interesting elephant facts

  • African elephants are larger than Asian elephants and have larger ears that are shaped like the continent of Africa.
  • The largest elephant ever recorded weighed about 11 tons (12.1 US tons).
    He was one meter taller than an average male African elephant and was almost 4 meters tall.
  • Elephants can spend up to 16 hours a day eating.
  • When most people think of elephants, they picture the large tusks.
  • Elephants dig with their tusks and use them to lift and move objects and to protect themselves.
  • Elephants are the only mammals that can’t jump.
  • Elephants have poor eyesight but they have an excellent sense of smell and hearing.
  • Elephants are social creatures. Elephants cry, laugh, play and have incredible memories.
  • Elephants sleep only 2 hours per day
  • Elephants trunks are their nose
  • Elephants like to swim. They use their trunk to breathe like a snorkel in water.
  • Elephants can get very thirsty. A male adult elephant needs to drink around 210 litres of water during a day.
  • Elephants hearts beat very slowly. Their pulse rate is as slow as 27 beats per minute.

Please have a look our African animals page for more educational videos of the animals of the African continent.

Sources:

http://www.ducksters.com/animals/elephant.php
http://www.happyelephantcontest.com/fun-facts/
http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/animals/elephant.html
http://www.animalfactguide.com/animal-facts/african-elephant

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