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Elephant fact file

An elephant’s heart beats only 25 times a minute. Your heart usually beats between 60 to 80 times a minute
-An elephant has 5 toes on its front feet. Tough hoof-like skin covers its toes.
-With its trunk, an elephant can pull a whole tree out of the ground or pick up a tiny twig.
-An elephant’s trunk has no bones but has 150,000 bands of muscle.
-An elephant can eat 300 pounds of food and drink 20 gallons of water each day.


Number of Asian Elephants by the countries

India- 20000 to 24000

Myanmar 5000 to 6000

Indonesia 2500-3000

Srilanka 2500-3000

Laos- 2000-3000


Thailand 1300-3000

Cambodia 1000-2000

Vietnam 500-1500

Bangladesh 200-350

Bhutan 60-150

China 150-300

Nepal 41-50



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