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The gentle giants that roam the plains of Africa and Asia are the largest animals that walk on the surface of our planet. Ever wanted to know a little more about these majestic creatures?

1. An elephant can live for up to 70 years

2. An elephants trunk contains more than 100,000 different muscles

3. An elephant eats about 200kg of food and drinks about 160 litres of water per day

4. The gestation period for an elephant calf is 2 years

5. Elephants can swim and use their trunk as a snorkel

6. Elephants flap their ears to regulate their body temperature

7. Elephants are the only mammal other than humans to have a chin

8. An elephant can smell water up to 8km away

9. Elephants visit locations where their ancestors have died and always stop and pause

10. Sadly, on average 100 elephants are killed by poachers every day in Africa for their ivory tusks