Elephant Behavior

  • Elephant habitat

    Elephant Habitats

    Elephant Behavior

    Elephants are very adaptable, and can live and thrive in various habitats including grassland, woodland, forests, wetlands, deserts and savannas. This is primarily due to the wide range of diets they have, and their high level of intelligence. Elephant habitat types Grassland An area in which the climate is dry for long periods in summer, […]

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    Sound And Communication

    Elephant Behavior

    Elephants can make a large variety of sounds, from low frequency to high, and sound is their main source of communication. It is used for anything from reconcilling differences, to caring for the young and reinforcing family bonds, to coordination of the movements of the group as they look for food and water. The most common, […]

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  • A herd of elephants

    Elephant Social Groups

    Elephant Behavior

    Elephants live in structured, but fluid, social groups. Social groups among male elephants The males are mostly solitary, hanging out on the fringes of herds, or temporarily joining together with other males in “bachelor herds” which tend to be small and unstable. They are led by the oldest, or strongest male elephants, who travel at […]

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  • Cute baby elephant

    Elephant Mating and Reproduction

    Elephant Behavior, Elephant Biology

    Female elephants become sexually mature at around 13 years old, and the males at 14. Females, however, much prefer older males from 40 to 60 years old. Female elephants only come into heat and are able to be impregnated for a few days each year, and this occurs at different times for different females. Male elephants […]

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    Are Elephants Really Scared Of Mice?

    Elephant Behavior

    Elephants are the largest land animals in existence, and also one of the most fearless, and yet many  of us believe the “joke” about elephants being scared of mice. At first glance, this makes no sense due to the difference in size, but is there actually any truth to the myth? Why do we think […]

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