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15 Things You Didn't Know About Elephants

Brush up on some Elephant facts just in time for World Elephant Day!

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There are 4 subspecies of Asian Elephant: Sri Lankan, Indian, Borneo and Sumatran. There are 2 proposed subspecies of African Elephant : Forest (pictured) and Savannah.

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Elephants can walk almost silently, thanks to a soft padding on their feet. They can also use their feet to listen by picking up sub-sonic rumblings made by other elephants in the ground.

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