Guided Elephant rides in the Lowveld Kruger area People getting sprayed by an African Elephant Elephant interaction and caring for the Lowveld Kruger elephants Elephants basking in the cool water Children interacting with the Lowveld elephant Elephant handlers showcasing the Lowveld elephants Elephant back safari through the Kruger Lowveld area Elephant trainers taking their elephants for a drink in the stream Ride your own elephant with a guided group through the Lowveld

INTERESTING ELEPHANT FACTS

African elephant left ear Kruger Lowveld


The African Elephant’s left ear is shaped
like the continent of Africa.

Kruger Lowveld elephant body structure bones


To support their weight, elephant’s
bones are solid. They have 282 bones
and humans have 206 bones.

Kruger Lowveld elephant eating weight and food


ELEPHANT ARE EATING MACHINES!
They consume in the region of 5% of their
body weight daily, a six ton elephant eats
approximately 300kg of food each day.

African elephant teeth weight of a single tooth


An elephant’s tooth can weigh
as much as 3 kilograms!

Kruger Lowveld elephant skin thickness


The skin thickness varies from very thin
on the inside of the ear, to about 2.5cm
on their backs and parts of their head.

Kruger Lowveld elephant facts about height


To calculate an elephants height, measure
the circumference of the front foot and double
this figure – this will give you the shoulder
height. A handy tip should you be out on a bush
walk and come across elephant footprints!

Kruger Lowveld elephant eye without tearducts


Elephant can’t shed tears as they
don’t have tear ducts.

Kruger Lowveld elephant foot shape front and back


African Elephant’s front feet are round,
like a soccer ball, and their back feet oval,
shaped like a rugby ball.


 

Elephant can live up to
65 to 70 years of age.


Elephant are the only mammals
that can’t jump.


In relation to their size,
elephant have the largest brain
in the animal kingdom.