Elephants are the biggest land animals on Earth and eat 50 tonnes of food a year. Here are all the elephant facts you've always wanted to know. By Jo Price. The changes prepare them for competing for females and make them much more aggressive.
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Elephants are interesting animals. Their size is awesome, and their strength is incredible. They are intelligent and affectionate beings. Amazingly, even with their large size, they can walk silently. You might not even notice them passing by! A baby elephant is called a calf.
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These things take time, you see. In fact, a team of vets with the zoo and the Ringling Brothers Center for Elephant Conservation inseminated Phoebe for the first time back in December Second time turned out to be the charm for Phoebe. The team went in Thursday morning to give the calf a quick examination, which included listening to its heartbeat and lungs, and drawing some blood samples. The exam took all of two minutes, said Randy Junge, the vice president for animal health at the zoo who was the lead vet on her case.
The elephant is one of the most easily recognisable animals in the whole wide world. African elephants and Asian elephants are true gentle giants. Many of us have seen them in zoos, and some of us have even been lucky enough to catch a glimpse of them in their natural habitats.