How Fast Can a Elephant Run?
An elephant can run at speeds of around 25mph which is about 40.2km/h. The size and weight of an elephant can depends on what region it is from. The elephants in Africa are larger and heavier than the ones in Asia. An African elephant is around 3-4 meters tall at the shoulder which is about 9.8-13.1 feet. As for weight, an African elephant will weigh around 6000kg which is about 13,228 pounds. The elephants in Asia are smaller and lighter than the ones in Africa. An Asian elephant is around 3.5 meters tall at the shoulder which is about 11.5 feet. An Asian elephant will weigh around 4500-5500kg which is about 9921-12,125 pounds. The ears and tusks of an African elephant will be larger than the ears and tusks of an Asian elephant. The trunk of an elephant is incredibly strong and has over 150,000 muscle fascicles in the cross-sections of the trunk. An elephant can lift around 300kg with its trunk which is about 661 pounds. Even though the trunk is large and incredibly strong it is also capable of delicate functions. Elephants are capable of delicately picking up small objects off the ground using their trunks. The trunk of an elephant has many purposes. Elephants will mostly breath through their trunks instead of their mouths. As for diet, elephants also use their trunks to get water by using it to suck up around 10 liters of water (which is about 2.6 gallons) and then they squirt it into their mouths. An elephant will drink a total of around 200-225 liters of water per day which is about 52.8-59.4 gallons. Elephants also use their trunk to get food by using their trunks to grabbing whatever type of vegetation they want to eat and then they place it in their mouths. An elephant will eat around 300kg of vegetation a day which is about 661 pounds of vegetation. The gestation period for an elephant is around 18-22 months. When an elephant is born they are around 1 meter tall which is about 3.3 feet. A newborn elephant will weigh around 100kg which is about 220 pounds. As for lifespan, an elephant will live for around 60-80 years.