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Best Places to see Elephants in Kenya

Kenya has been regarded as one of the finest destinations for a safari in all of Africa for a long. It offers wonderful people and culture, gorgeous vistas, easy accessibility, and abundant biodiversity among its animal residents. 

Even though certain areas may get congested during peak season, we’ve hand-picked some of the finest regions and camps to see elephants in Kenya while keeping you off the well-traveled route.

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Top 10 Elephant Facts for Kids (for a kids school project)

If you’re a parent of a young kid who has expressed an interest in elephants or for a school project, this article will come in handy.

We’ve put together a list of 10 interesting and fun elephant facts for kids, as well as sources of further information, more reading, and references!

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Why do Elephants only live in Africa and Asia?

Elephants are some of the largest and most iconic animals on Earth. They’re famous for their massive size, trunks, and tusks. But despite their notoriety, there’s a lot about elephants that people don’t know.

For example, many people are surprised to learn that elephants only live in Africa and Asia.

Why do elephants only live only in Africa and Asia? That’s what we’re going to explore in this post.

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Why Do Elephants Flap Their Ears?

When you think of an elephant, the first thing that probably comes to mind is that they are big animals, either Asian elephants or African elephants.

Though you might not know it by looking at them, elephants are also smart and expressive animals. In fact, they have their own unique set of mannerisms that we humans often find quite endearing!

If you take a look closely, elephants flap their large ears from time to time. But why do elephants flap their ears? Do they flap their ears because they’re trying to keep cool? Or is there perhaps some other explanation behind why they do this so frequently?

Let’s take a look at some interesting things about why elephants flap their ears!

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How Fast Can An Elephant Run?

An elephant is an enormous animal with a large brain that can be found in sub saharan Africa, the indian subcontinent or other forest environments. They’re also pretty slow-moving in general.

We all know that elephants are big and lumbering animals. But what you may not know is how fast an elephant can run when it needs to or what kind of speed can an elephant reach. After all, their safety is at risk when there are predators around trying to make a meal out of them.

In order to escape from potential threats, elephants should be able to read the situation quickly and respond just as fast by running away at high speeds.

Let’s take a look at how fast can an elephant run, why these calm giants run, if they can run at actual top speed and what is their natural walking speed.

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How do Elephants sleep?

Elephants are one of the most fascinating creatures on earth. They are huge and majestic, but also gentle and caring. And as it turns out, they are quite mysterious too! For example, did you know that elephants sleep differently than any other animal?

Elephants are actually the only mammal that can’t jump. This is because their bones are so dense and heavy. And yet, despite their size and weight, elephants are very good at swimming! But back to the original topic; elephants sleeping habits.

First, elephants usually only sleep for about two hours a day. But they don’t sleep all at once like we do. Instead, they take short naps throughout the day and night. Second, elephants don’t sleep lying down like we do. Instead, they often stand up or lie on their side.

Read on for more fascinating facts!

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Abnormal behaviors in Elephants; Swaying is normally linked to distress

There are some Elephants behaviors that can be said to be natural or stereotypical, but then there are some that are considered to be abnormal. The swaying of an Elephant is something that is often linked to distress, so if you see an Elephant swaying then it’s likely that something is wrong. Other abnormal behaviors in Elephants include:

  • Playing with objects that aren’t toys
  • Obsessively chewing on things
  • Self-mutilation
  • Excessive shaking or twitching
  • Aggression towards people or other animals

However, it has also been noted that some captive elephants sway due to an instinctual need to keep balance. Swaying can also be a sign of physical discomfort, such as when an elephant is experiencing joint pain.

Trunk-in-air behaviour is another sign of distress in elephants. This is when an elephant lifts its trunk up in the air and waves it around, often while making a trumpeting sound. This behaviour is usually only seen when an elephant is severely distressed or agitated.

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Elephant herd and social behavior

Both African elephants and their Asian dito, the Asian elephant are extremely bound by history and social norms of belonging to a herd. When a baby is born, it will after a few hours take its first steps in the elephant herd. In the herd, elephants are constantly aware of where each individual is at all times and they know which one has just had a baby and who is sick. The elephant herd can consist of up to 100 individuals with several females and youngs and only one older bull. The elephant herd can split into several smaller herds (or “elephant units”) if the group is too big.

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Top destinations for elephant safari in Africa

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When it comes to African safaris, the elephant is one of the most popular animals featured. From Kenya to South Africa, elephant sightings are reported by many avid travelers and animal enthusiasts, making Africa an elephant hotspot for elephant safaris. Elephant Safari’s take you deep into the wild where elephants roam freely without fences keeping them within designated areas.

These amazing creatures have been on this earth for millions of years and continue to amaze us with their intelligence and social behaviors. Safari tours that specialize in Elephant viewing have become increasingly popular these days among families, couples, teenagers, groups of friends, individuals who are simply passionate about seeing the beauty of nature up close & personal. This blog post takes a look at some of our favorite destinations across Africa for Elephant safari tours!