14 Fun Facts About Elephants

#5: Cartoons lie—elephants don’t like peanuts

An elephant running in the Masai Mara, Kenya (Courtesy of Flickr user brittanyhock)

Fact No. 1

African elephant populations are sometimes thought to differ only by the location of the animals, but, evolutionarily speaking, forest and savannah elephants are as separate genetically as Asian elephants and woolly mammoths.

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