By Naturenomics Team
Thu, 06/23/2016 - 10:49
Elephant anatomy is very much comparable to the horse and rabbit. Microbes are present in the hindgut that produce Volatile Fatty Acids (VFAs). VFAs make a substantial contribution to the elephant's total energy requirements.
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By Naturenomics Team
Thu, 06/30/2016 - 03:38
Description of physical Structure of Asian Elephant. BODY WEIGHT: 2000-5500 kg. (4,500-12,000 lbs.) Largest living land mammal (several whales are larger).
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By Naturenomics Team
Wed, 08/31/2016 - 05:23

Fun Facts

  • Asian elephants can tear down trees or pick up a blade of grass with their trunks.
  • Elephants have the largest brain of any land mammal. In fact, of all land mammals, they have    greatest volume of cerebral cortex available for cognitive processing.
  • An elephant’s trunk has more than 40,000 muscles, more than all the muscles in a human body! Asian elephants have a gestation period of almost 22 months—the longest of any animal. Calves often nurse for two to four years.
  • Asian elephants communicate via rumbles, bellows, and moans.
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By Archiver
Sat, 10/13/2018 - 15:44

In 2012, on a whim, Vincent Lynch decided to search the genome of the African elephant to see if it had extra anti-cancer genes. Cancers happen when cells build up mutations in their DNA that allow them to grow and divide uncontrollably. Bigger animals, whose bodies comprise more cells, should therefore have a higher risk of cancer. This is true within species: On average, taller humans are more likely to develop tumors than shorter ones, and bigger dogs have a higher cancer risk than smaller ones

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By Naturenomics Team
Tue, 06/21/2016 - 09:31
The African elephant is the largest living land animal and large males weigh up to 6.3 t (7 tn.). It inhabits a much-reduced range in savannah, brush, forest, river valleys, and semi-desert regions of Africa south of the Sahara. Elephants are herbivores, which means they eat only plants
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