Celebrated on April 16th
Here’s a fun fact about Elephants, if you’re on safari and see an Elephant lift its trunk in your direction, it’s probably smelling you. Elephants have terrible eyesight, but a very keen sense of smell. Elephants have large, thin ears that contain a complex network of blood vessels that help to regulate body temperature. The average ear of a male African Elephant weighs over 100 pounds.
The leader of the herd is usually the oldest female – she is called the Matriarch In the wild, a mother elephant has help with the babies from other elephants – who are known as Aunties. A new mother will choose her aunties and together they will raise the baby. A young male elephant stays with the herd until he is about 15 years old. He then leaves and lives alone like most bull elephants
An elephant's trunk weighs 400 pounds — but can pick up things as small as a single grain of rice. They "hug" their trunks to say hello to each other.