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What are Elephants afraid of?

In the wild, elephants are cautious creatures that are easily spooked. Even in zoos, elephants have a reputation for acting unpredictably and breaking out of their enclosures. What exactly are elephants afraid of? Do they have any natural predators? Are there any animals that enjoy preying on them?

Because of their size, there aren’t many animals that pose a threat to elephants. Adult elephants can be targeted by large predators such as lions, tigers, and crocodiles. However, these attacks are extremely rare since adult elephants tend to live alone or in small groups which makes it difficult for hunters to find them.

When an elephant is young, it is much more vulnerable to attacks from other species.

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Facts about Baby Elephants: Why are we so fascinated with the calves of this giant?

It’s a question that has puzzled scientists, zookeepers and animal lovers alike: Why is it that humans are so fascinated by the calves of elephants?

The answer may lie in our own biology. Elephants are mammals like us. And we’re drawn to live things, especially animals with babies. It’s true for other species too; just think about how many people stop their cars on the roads when they see deer fawns cross the street or baby seals playing on a beach.

Baby elephants are playful and cute, and they make a lot of noise. They also tend to stay close to their mothers. One mind-blowing fact about baby elephants is that almost all of them are born at night, most likely because it’s harder for predators to find them.