Elephant Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers About Elephants
What are the two traditionally, recognized species of
A: African elephant and the Asian elephant .
How much weight can an elephant lift with its trunk?
A: 770 pounds.
How much does an elephants brain weigh?
A: About 10–12 pounds.
Historically, elephants have been considered powerful
weapons of what?
How thick can an elephants skin be?
A: About 1 inch thick.
Elephants are incapable of doing what with their front
A: Rotating them.
For the first three months, an elephant calf relies
entirely on what for nutrition?
A: Milk from its mother.
Male African elephants are the biggest terrestrial
on earth and can grow to how many feet tall?
A: 13 ft.
How many ribs do Asian elephants have?
A: 19 or 20 pairs.
How much food can an elephant consume per day?
A: As much as 330 pounds
What is the maximum weight for a male African elephant?
A: 15,000 pounds
Elephants incisors grow into what?
Elephants have good hearing at low frequencies and are most
sensitive at what frequency?
A: 1 kHz.
What do elephants control with their large ears?
A: Their body temperature.
What part of the African elephant is larger than the Asian
How many bones do elephant skeletons have?
A: 326–351 bones.
Elephants prefer to stay near what?
Because of the impact that elephants have on their
environment they are considered what type of species?
How much does a typical newborn elephant calf weigh?
A: 260 pounds.
How much water can an adult Asian elephant hold in its
A: 2.2 gallons.
An elephant's tusk are modified what?
A: Incisor teeth in the upper jaw.
Calves are the centre of attention in their in elephant
family groups, what are the center of attention?
How long do elephant calves rely on their mothers?
A: For as long as three years.
What is the life span of an elephant?
A: 60 - 70 years.
How old can elephants can live to in the wild?
A: 70 years
What do elephants use to communicate over long distances?
A: infrasound, and seismic communication
The biggest threat to the survival of elephant populations
is the what?
A: Ivory trade poachers.
In Asia, elephants are often used as what?
A: Working animals.
How many pairs of ribs do African elephants have?
A: 21 pairs of ribs.
How many muscles doe an elephants trunk have?
A: It contains up to 150,000 .
An elephants sense of smell can be four times as sensitive
as that of a what?
When an elephant is underwater, it can use its trunk as a
A: A snorkel.
How many teeth do elephants typically have?
How fast does an elephant's tusk grow?
A: About 7 inches per year.
What breathing disease can elephants suffer from and pass
on to humans?
What do elephants use for a sunscreen to protect their skin
from UV radiation?
Elephants can move forwards and backwards, but cannot do
A: Trot, jump, or gallop.
What is the top speed that an elephant can reach while
A: About 11 mph.
Elephants have been recorded swimming for up to how long
without touching bottom?
A: Six hours.
What is a typical heart rate for a standing elephant?
A: About 30 beats per minute.
How many hours a day do Elephants devote to sleep?
A: Average of 3–4 hours
How long does an elephant pregnancy last?
A: Two years.
Elephants are among the species that are known to use what?