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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

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They are the largest land animals in the world. The largest specimen on record weighed about 24,000 pounds and was 13 feet tall at the shoulder!

Yes, we're talking about elephants!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "If elephants didn't exist, you couldn't invent one. They belong to a small group of living things so unlikely they challenge credulity and common sense."

HINT: (1939-2008), was a South African botanist, zoologist, biologist, anthropologist, ethologist, and author of many new age books.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

Female elephants undergo a 22 month pregnancy, which is the longest gestation period of any mammal.

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The closest living, land-based relative to the elephant is the rock hyrax. These small, furry mammals can be found in sub-Saharan Africa and along the Arabian peninsula.

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Elephants can get sunburned and throw sand on their backs and head to protect themselves.

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One study found that elephants avoided eating a certain tree that's home to ants. The study suggests that elephants want to avoid getting ants inside their trunks.

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Asian elephants don't run. It doesn't mean they're lazy - running requires lifting all four feet at once, and Asian elephants were found to keep at least two feet on the ground at all times.

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Contrary to your favorite elephant cartoon character, these animals aren't fond of peanuts. They don't eat them in the wild and aren't fed them in captivity.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "If elephants didn't exist, you couldn't invent one. They belong to a small group of living things so unlikely they challenge credulity and common sense."

ANSWER: Lyall Watson.

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