Welcome to Fast Facts with Reasons for Hope, I’m Carl Kerby and we’re talking about the largest land mammal on the planet, the elephant.
While some folks debate how many different species of elephants there are, some say 3 species, and others say 2, there’s no debate that this is one of the most amazing animals that God created.
The two most common accepted species of elephant are the African and the Asian elephants.
Interestingly there are some major differences between the two species. The Asian elephants are much smaller than their African counterparts.
A full-grown African elephant will live around 70 years and can weigh any where from 5,000 to 14,000 pounds.
While the puny Asian elephant lives about 60 years, and only weighs, 2,000 to 5,500 pounds. These are big animals!
By the way, a Cadillac Escalade weighs 5,500 pounds!
African elephants can stand up to 13 feet tall, (That’s taller than the top of a basketball backboard!)
The Asians almost 10 feet tall, that’s just to the rim!
There are three places that you can check to figure out which type of elephant you’re looking at. Their heads, ears and the tips of their trunks.
But, we’ll talk about all of that, in the next Fast Facts with Reasons for Hope. Until then, Stay Bold!