20 Amazing Facts About The Majestic Elephant

Tragic Slaughter

Ivory is a prized commodity all over the world, but it takes a lot of death to get it. An average of 100 elephants are killed every day to supplement the ivory trade.

Mightiest Of Pachyderms

Elephants are big creatures, but have you ever wondered how big they could get? The largest elephant ever recorded weighed in at a whopping 12 tons, measuring in at 13 feet tall.

Long Distance Call

Everyone knows that elephants have huge ears, but not many know just how powerful they are. An elephant can hear another of its species calling to it from up to 5 miles (8 km) away.

Sun And Fun

Despite their tough skin, elephants are just as likely to get sunburned as you are. But since there is no such thing as elephant sunscreen, the animals utilize their available resources and cover themselves in sand to protect from the harmful UV light.