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.

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