9

Elephant Facts and Trivia

  • The elephant is the largest terrestrial animal on earth.
  • The elephant is the largest land-mammal.
  • The elephant is the second tallest member of the animal kingdom--only the giraffe is taller.
  • The elephant has "knees" on all four legs.
  • The elephant cannot jump.
  • The term "Jumbo" comes from the elephant Jumbo, who after Angola, France and England, was sold to P.T. Barnum (The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus ) in U.S.A. Jumbo died in St. Thomas Ontario, Canada.
  • September 22nd is Elephant Appreciation Day.

  • 23.20.245.192Home Guestbook Recent changes-updates Glossary - Encyclopedia Frequently asked questions Elephant Facts & Trivia Evolution Extinct:Proboscidea Species Anatomy Diseases People Care Footcare Training Breeding Database Location database Shiva Organizations Literature F Posters Website Webrings Contact Selected links News
    Book Americas elephants by Bob Cline

    More info?