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African Elephant Behavior


African elephants form small family groups consisting of an older matriarch and several generations of relatives (9 to 11 elephants). Males live separately, alone or in bachelor herds.

African elephants eat roots, grasses, leaves, fruit, and bark. Their trunk is used to get water and food. These elephants consume about 5% of their body weight and drink 30-50 gallons of water per day.

African elephants like to cool off by playing in the water and mud. Dry mud on their skins protects them from the sun.