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Ele­phants spend 22 months in ges­ta­tion

be­fore be­ing born A ma­ture bull may grow up to 13 feet tall at shoul­der height and weigh­ing more than 6 000kg They can con­sume up to 270kg of food

per day They are the world’s largest land mam­mals African Sa­van­nah ele­phants can live up to 70 years in the wild, longer than any other mam­mals be­sides hu­mans. An ele­phant’s trunk has more than 40 000

mus­cles and ten­dons When a mem­ber of the herd dies, the ele­phants cover the body with grass and dirt and stay near the site for sev­eral hours.

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