In a fight between the elephant and a hippopotamus, the elephant emerges as the winner. The elephant is bigger and stronger, while the hippopotamus is slower and does not have the same reach as an elephant. More »

The gestation period for an elephant is 640 to 660 days. This is equivalent to about 95 weeks, or 22 months, and is the longest gestation period of any mammal. More »

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An elephant is pregnant for up to two years before giving birth, the longest gestation period of any mammal. Elephants are the largest living and largest-brained land animal in the world, and a long development is needed... More »

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The average gestation period for an elephant is approximately 22 months. Just like with humans, this is not a hard and fast rule. One elephant was pregnant for a total of 700 days — just shy of 2 years — before giving bi... More »

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. More »

The African elephant, or loxodont, is the largest living elephant species. Adult African elephants can stand more than 12 feet tall and can weigh over 14,000 pounds. More »

Elephants have five regular toes on each foot, and a sixth toe that is used to support the elephant's massive size. An elephant's toes are not visible. They are vertical and cause the elephant to walk on its tiptoes. More »