1/  They can hear another elephant up to 8km away

2/ An adult can eat up to 300kg of food per day

3/ Their gestation period is 22 months

4/ The word “elephant” comes from the Greek “elephas” which means ivory

5/ The trunk can suck up to 14l of water at a time

6/ Females in a herd stick together for life

7/ The largest elephant ever recorded weighed 11 tons

8/ The name “jumbo” was originally given to an elephant in a London zoo in the 1860s

9/ You can recognise a male from a female by looking at its forehead, male’s is curved, female’s is square

10/ 12th August is World Elephant Day