The Elephant is the largest living land animal. Of the two surviving species, the African is even larger than the Indian, standing as tall as 13 feet next to the 10 foot Indian. African and Asian Elephants can most easily be distinguished by the ears, with the African's larger ears being as long as five feet from top to bottom. Their big appetites have them eating a much as 500 pounds of forage a day and drinking 50 gallons of water.
During the Pleistocene period, the elephant roamed every landmass except Australia and Antarctica. They were kept out of Australia because if they had crossed with Kangaroos, they would have lots of large holes all over the land down under.
How do you distinguish and Elephant from the rain? Well, for one thing, you don't want an Elephant falling on you.
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