One of the most adorable elephant videos, when a little baby elephant decides he ain’t going nowhere and sits down on the grass to have a moment to himself. It’s hard to know whether he’s just having a little fun or throwing a tantrum but watching such a natural and simple interaction is just beautiful.
Moments later, you see the adult elephants walking by, but they don’t seem to mind the little one having his moment, they just keep on walking as if nothing is happening. I think most parents out there can relate to this kind of situation, remember when your when their child was throwing a tantrum and couldn’t be reasoned with so you just kept on walking pretending not to see and almost everytime they would quickly snap out of it when they realized they were getting no attention in return!
A few facts about these adorable animals – Elephants are the largest land animals in the world. The largest elephant on record was an adult male African elephant. It weighed about 24,000 pounds and was 13 feet tall at the shoulder! Elephants can live to be over 70 years old. Only one mammal can’t jump — the elephant. The average weight for an elephant heart is about 27 to 46 pounds! Elephants have a highly developed brain and the largest of all the land mammals.
The brain is 3 or 4 times larger than that of humans although smaller as a proportion of body weight. Elephants have a slow pulse rate of 27. An elephant’s skin is an inch thick. Elephants have poor eyesight but an amazing sense of smell. At the age of 16, an elephant can reproduce but rarely has more than four children throughout her lifetime. At birth, an elephant calf weighs about 230 lbs! Elephants have the longest pregnancy of all the animals. It takes a female 22 months from conception to give birth. Elephants purr like cats do, as a means of communication. Elephants prefer one tusk over the other, just as people are either left or right-handed!