How many stomachs does an elephant have?


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An elephant has only one stomach. An adult elephant's stomach is cylindrical and about 75 to 90 centimeters long. It can hold between 30 and 90 liters of content.

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The digestive system of an elephant absorbs about 44 percent of the food it consumes. An adult Asian elephant eats about 150 to 200 kilograms of food a day, which is about 10 percent of its body weight. It also needs around 200 liters of water a day. An elephant's digestive tract consists of the mouth, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, intestines, cecum, rectum and anus. The elephant also uses its 26 teeth and salivary glands to help with the digestive process.

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