Elephants

By: Shelby Hatlestad

Elephant facts

Elephants have a specific cycle of life, and a unique type of communication that can protect them for certain threats. . They have evolved from the historical mammoth to the creature they are today. “There is no definite breeding season for elephants. Gestation takes between18-22 months in the female Indian elephant, and about 21 months in African female elephants, culminating in the birth of one or (very rarely) two offspring” (“Elephant” 1).“The amount of fodder needed per 18 hours to keep an elephant healthy is 800 to 1,000 pounds of food and 20 to 40 gallons of water a day” (“Elephant” 1).
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Elephant Communication

The different types of communication that make elephants unique are its physical communication, its auditory communication, and sensual communication. “Elephants use body language to help communicate a range of emotions and information” (“Elephant” 3). “Elephants’ lack of good hearing and eye-sight is compensated for by keen senses of smell, taste, and touch” (“Elephant” 3). “Elephants use some sounds that use a frequency range of 14 to 24 hertz, which is too low for humans to hear” (“Elephant” 1).
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