Friday, May 24, 2013

WHAT ELEPHANT EAT





Elephants eat grasses, leaves, bamboo, bark, roots. Elephants are also known to eat crops like banana and sugarcane which are grown by farmers. Adult elephants eat 300 400 lbs of food per day.

Elephants form deep family bonds and live in tight matriarchal family groups of related females called a herd, Elephants are extremely intelligent animals and have memories that span many years, Because of their large size, elephants have a huge impact on their environments and are considered keystone species. Their habit of uprooting trees and undergrowth can transform savannah into grasslands. When they did for water during drought, they create waterholes that can be used by other animals

Elephants are large mammals of the family Elephantidae and the order Proboscidea. Traditionally, two species are recognised, the African elephant (Loxodonta Africana) and the Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), although some evidence suggests that African bush elephants and African forest elephants are separate species