What Do You Know About Elephants?

 The elephant is the mightiest beast on land, and an incredibly interesting animal with deep social ties, family values and remarkable intelligence. How much do you know about them? Let's test you.
 
 
Are elephants lead by the males or females of the group?
Elephant family groups are lead by matriarchs, usually the eldest female in the group, the grandmother or great-grandmother.
Males
Females
 
 
How high can an elephant jump?
Elephants are not designed to jump. Their legs are made to carry their enormous weight and help them stand for long periods of time.
Half their own height
A few feet in the air
Just enough to cross small patches
They can't
 
 
When compared to the human brain, the elephant brain has ______ neurons.
Elephants have the largest brains of any land mammal. It features an average of 300,000,000,000 or three hundred billion neurons, the same as a human brain.
More
Less
The same amount of
 
 
What continents do elephants come from?
Asia & Africa
Asia & Europe
South America & Africa
Asia & Oceania
 
 
When an elephant is scared, what will it do with its trunk?
Flail its trunk around
Make a trumpet sound
Hit what scared it
Blow water in the air
 
 
To cool off, what does the elephant fling on its back?
Mud or dirt
Water
Leaves and branches
Swaths of grass
 
 
What is an elephant's top speed?
5 mph (8 kph)
25 mph (40 kph)
40 mph (64 kph)
60 mph (96 kph)
 
 
What does an elephant breathe through?
Elephants breathe and smell through their trunk.
Trunk
Mouth
Both trunk and mouth
 
 
Elephants can live as long as...
30 years
50 years
25 years
80 years
 
 
True or False: Only male elephants have ivory tusks.
In African elephants, both males and females grow large tusks. Male Asian elephants grow large tusks, while females grow much smaller ones called 'tushes' that may not grow outside the mouth.
True
False
 
 
While the human body has about 600 muscles, how many muscles are in an elephant's TRUNK?
They need all these muscles to be able to pick up heavy objects, greet one another and suck up water.
5,000
20,000
40,000
80,000
 
 
How are African elephants different than Asian elephants?
African elephants have larger ears and concave backs while Asian elephants have smaller ears and convex or level backs.
Asian elephants have larger ears and concave backs while African elephants have smaller ears and convex or level backs.
African elephants have smaller ears and concave backs while Asian elephants have larger ears and convex or level backs.
 
Shall We Try Again?
Elephants may not be the most familiar and common animal, so it's of little surprise you may not be that familiar with their traits. That said, they're fascinating animals, so if you want to know more check out the answers.
 
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