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Elephant Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers About Elephants

What are the two traditionally, recognized species of elephants?
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?
A: War.

How thick can an elephants skin be?
A: About 1 inch thick.

Elephants are incapable of doing what with their front legs?
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 animals 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 many times during an elephants life are its chewing teeth replaced?
A: Six times.

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?
A: Tusks.

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 Elephant?
A: Ears.

How many bones do elephant skeletons have?
A:  326–351 bones.

Elephants prefer to stay near what?
A: Water.

Because of the impact that elephants have on their environment they are considered what type of species?
A: Keystone.

How much does a typical newborn elephant calf weigh?
A: 260 pounds.

How much water can an adult Asian elephant hold in its trunk?
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?
A: Calves.

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?
A: Bloodhound.

When an elephant is underwater, it can use its trunk as a what?
A: A snorkel.

How many teeth do elephants typically have?
A: 26.

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?
A: Tuberculosis.


What do elephants use for a sunscreen to protect their skin from UV radiation?
A: Mud.

Elephants can move forwards and backwards, but cannot do what?
A: Trot, jump, or gallop.

What is the top speed that an elephant can reach while running?
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?
A: Tools.


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