What Do Elephants Look Like?

Elephants are gray in color and have a long trunk that has several uses, including breathing and feeding. They are the largest land mammals on Earth.

There are two types of elephants: the African elephant and the Asian elephant. African elephants are heavier than Asian elephants: an African elephant weighs between 4.4 and 7.7 tonnes, while an Asian elephant weighs between 3.3 and 6.6 tonnes. The skin of an African elephant is much smoother and their ears are larger. Both male and female African elephants have tusks but Asian female elephants either have rudimentary tusks or no tusks at all while male Asian elephants only sometimes have tusks.