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What do elephants eat?

What and how much does an elephant eat?

Elephants eat a variety of different foods, depending on the region and season. In the dry seasons they will often resort to eating bark from trees, which is not as nutritious but can still provide some sustenance. In wetter regions there are more options for food and elephants will consume an assortment of vegetables, roots and fruit. They also enjoy grasses in their diet when available.

Elephants require about 70 to 100 litres of water daily, but may consume up to 150 litres. A male elephant can drink up to 200 liters of water in a few minutes!