There are lots of really BIG facts about elephants -- check out some of these!A newly born baby elephant is so big that it weighs at least as much as most adult human beings! A female baby elephant usually weighs between 198-220 pounds, while the male babies sometimes weigh as much as 265 pounds!A mother elephant carries her baby for 22 months before it’s born, which is almost two years! By comparison, a human baby is carried for 9 months by its mother before it is born.In one day, an adult elephant will drink as much as 30 gallons of water. Have you ever seen a gallon bottle containing something like milk? Imagine drinking 30 of those in one day! Sometimes, the elephant will even drink that much all at once!
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“Mammals: Elephant.” AnimalBytes. The San Diego Zoo. 20 Sep. 2010 “Frequently Asked Questions About Elephants.” African Elephant Specialist Group. Species Survival Commission ”“ International Union for Conservation of Nature. 20 Sep. 2010