Friday, April 3, 2009

Whole Lot of Food

Elephants eat about 350 pounds of vegetation each day. They require 18 to 26 gallons of water daily; however, some drink about three times that. A male elephant alone can drink up to 55 gallons of water in less than five minutes. Because they require such a large amount of consumption, elephants spend 16 to 18 hours (about 80 percent) of their day feeding.

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