Elephants are mosted recognized for their large size, massive skull, and long muscular trunk. In this article, explore basic facts about elephants including how they are classified, what they eat, where they live and the characteristics that make them different from other mammal groups.
Asian elephants are large herbivorous land mammals that inhabit India and southeast Asia. Learn interesting facts about Asian elephants and find out what makes them unique.
African Savanna Elephant
African savanna elephants, also known as African bush elephants or African elephants, are the largest living land mammal. African elephants are one of three species of elephants alive today, the other species being the African forest elephant and the Asian elephant. Learn interesting facts about African savanna elephants and find out what makes...
African Savanna Elephant Pictures
Pictures of African savanna elephants, including baby elephants, elephant herds, elephants in mud baths, migrating elephants and more.
About Elephants' Trunks
An African elephant's trunk is a muscular, flexible extension of the upper lip and the nose. The tip of the trunk has two fingerlike growths that enables them to grasp food and other small objects. They use their trunks to strip vegetation from branches and to pull grasses from the ground.
A Stronghold for Asian Elephants
Scientists estimate there are 631 endangered Asian elephants living in Taman Negara National Park, Malaysia. If those numbers are correct, Taman Negara is home to the largest known population of the endangered elephants in Southeast Asia.
Scientists Declare New Elephant Species
There's a new elephant species roaming around Africa and the surprising thing is that it's been there all along. The African forest elephant—once considered to be a forest-dwelling population of their sister species, the African elephant—is a seperate species in its own right.
Philadelphia Zoo Bids Farewell to Elephants
The Philidelphia Zoo has announced plans to stop exhibiting elephants. The zoo's elephants will be sent either to the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore or to an elephant sanctuary in central Tennessee where they can be kept in larger enclosures than they have at the Philidelphia Zoo.