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How Many Bones Does An Elephant Have?

An elephant is a mammal noted for its memory and its size. As the old saying goes, “an elephant never forgets”, which is probably why they are also known as the wise old beasts.

An adult elephant can weigh between 7,000 and 15,000 pounds (3,000 kgs-6,800 kgs, the females weigh less), making it one of the largest land animals on Earth.

It has been estimated that there may be over 500,000 elephants left in the world (primarily in national parks). Because of their size, many people think they have lots of bones. But exactly how many bones does an elephant have?