Fun Facts of the Week 1/19-1/22

Fun Facts of the Week 1/19-1/22

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By Marissa Vrba, Staff Writer

  1. Only one mammal can’t jump — the elephant.
  2. The largest elephant on record was an adult male African elephant. It weighed about 24,000 pounds and was 13 feet tall at the shoulder!
  3. The average weight for an elephant heart is about 27 to 46 pounds!
  4. Elephant feet are covered in a soft padding that help uphold their weight, prevent them from slipping, and dull any sound. Therefore elephants can walk almost silently!
  5. Elephants are social creatures. They sometimes “hug” by wrapping their trunks together in displays of greeting and affection.