Elephant
  • Three different species: African Bush Elephant, African Forest Elephant (known collectively as the African Elephant), and the Asian Elephant
  • Other species of elephant have become extinct since the ice age
  • Largest land animals alive today
  • Calves, at birth, weigh about 260 lbs
  • Can live as long as 70 years
  • Largest elephant was 26,400 lbs
  • Smallest elephants (now extinct) lived on the island of Crete
  • Have an exceptional memory and high intelligence
  • Increasingly threatened by humans
  • Now a protected species worldwide
  • Generally have no predators, though some lions will prey on young elephants