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Elephant Prints

Young elephant name: calf

Female elephant: cow

Male elephant: bull

A group of elephants is called: herd, flock, parade

Elephant classification: Proboscine, Proboscidean

Elephant class: Mammal

Elephants are large land mammals of the order Proboscidea and the family Elephantidae. There are three living species: the African Bush Elephant, the African Forest Elephant and the Asian Elephant (also known as the Indian Elephant). Other species have become extinct since the last ice age, the Mammoths being the best-known of these. They were once classified along with other thick skinned animals in a now invalid order, Pachydermata.

Elephants are the largest land animals. The elephant's gestation period is 22 months, the longest of any land animal. At birth it is common for an elephant calf to weigh 120 kilograms (260 lb). They typically live for 50 to 70 years, but the oldest recorded elephant lived for 82 years. The largest elephant ever recorded was shot in Angola in 1956. This male weighed about 12,000 kilograms (26,000 lb), with a shoulder height of 4.2 metres (14 ft), a metre (yard) taller than the average male African elephant. The smallest elephants, about the size of a calf or a large pig, were a prehistoric species that lived on the island of Crete during the Pleistocene epoch.

The elephant has appeared in cultures across the world. They are a symbol of wisdom in Asian cultures and are famed for their memory and intelligence, where they are thought to be on par with cetaceans and hominids. Aristotle once said the elephant was he beast which passeth all others in wit and mind. The word elephant has its origins in the Greek , meaning ivory or elephant.

Healthy adult elephants have no natural predators, although lions may take calves or weak individuals. They are, however, increasingly threatened by human intrusion and poaching. Once numbering in the millions, the African elephant population has dwindled to between 470,000 and 690,000 individuals. The elephant is now a protected species worldwide, with restrictions in place on capture, domestic use, and trade in products such as ivory.

See also Elephant classification

The African Elephant genus contains two (or, arguably, three) living species; whereas, the Asian Elephant species is the only surviving member of the Asian Elephant genus, but can be divided into four subspecies.

Although the fossil evidence is uncertain, scientists discovered genetic evidence that the elephant family shares distant ancestry with the sirenians (sea cows) and the hyraxes through gene comparisons. In the distant past, members of the hyrax family grew to large sizes, and it seems likely that the common ancestor of all three modern families was some kind of amphibious hyracoid. One theory suggests that these animals spent most of their time under water, using their trunks like snorkels for breathing. Modern elephants have retained this ability and are known to swim in that manner for up to 6 hours and 50 km (30 miles).


Elephant Trivia

What do you call a baby elephant?
Answer: A baby elephant is called a calf.

What do you call a female elephant?
Answer: A female elephant is called a cow.

What do you call a male elephant?
Answer: A male elephant is called a bull.

What do you call a group of elephants?
Answer: A group of elephants are called a herd, flock, parade.

Question: What is the scientific classification of a elephant?
Answer: A elephant has the scientific classification of Proboscine, Proboscidean.

Question: What class is a elephant in?
Answer: A elephant is in the mammal class.





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elephant portrait. elephant...
 
 
 
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background elephant
 
 
 
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elephant isolated on white
 
 
 
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swimming elephant underwater....
 
 
 
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lonely elephant in the room for ...
 
 
 
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elephant on a white background
 
 
 
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powerful image of an elephant...
 
 
 
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elephant loxodonta africana
 
 
 
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set of editable vector...
 
 
 
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cute elephant vector set....
 
 
 
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cute elephant ballerina dancing ...
 
 
 
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cute elephant vector set
 
 
 
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beautiful images of of african...
 
 
 
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closeup of elephant with mouth...
 
 
 
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elephant outline logo simple...