1. African elephants are the largest land mammals on the earth, ranging from 10 to 13 feet in height and weighing between 11,000 to 15,400 pounds! The legend of elephants' intelligence and excellent memory goes along with the title of having the largest brains.
2. Despite their great size, elephants are known to be gentle creatures. Studies have found that elephants have been known to avoid eating type of acacia tree because it is home to ants which often frighten the elephants. Talk about delusional! (Actually, the logic behind this one is that the ants can get inside their trunks which have many sensitive nerve endings.)
3. Elephants are good listeners, but not because of their infamously huge ears; elephants can use their feet to listen, picking up rumblings and vibrations in the ground.