Sunday, 25 May 2008

Three interesting facts about elephants

We were fortunate enough to have a very informative guide in the National Park. While Amy was playing with this baby elephant, he told us three very interesting facts about our big-nosed friends.

  1. Elephants have over 40,000 muscles in their trunks alone (a human has about 600 muscles in their whole body!)
  2. Elephants have six sets of teeth in their life time (we have two, remember?)
  3. Elephants are totally risk averse. They will never do anything risky ever. 'Which is why you never ever see elephant doing bunjee jump or white water rafting' (sic).

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