In the wild, elephants can cover 50 miles in one day -- though they don't always walk that far. In circuses, the only distance an elephant travels is from his cage to the big top.
7. Elephants are incredibly smart, complex animals
Elephants have one of the most complex social structures of any species -- and more is being learned every day. They are capable of deep and intricate emotions. The story of Shirley and Jenny, two unforgettable elephants who remembered one another after over 20 years, is a touching testament to that fact: