Anatomy Questions & Answers (FAQs)

How Many Stomachs Does An Elephant Have?

Elephants being as big as they are, some will think they must have more than one stomach. But they don’t!

The elephant’s original stomach is instead subdivided into four different compartments: the rumen, reticulum, omasum, and abomasum. Each of which plays a crucial role in the digestion of the elephant’s plant-based diet.

Elephants are big animals with large appetites to match. They take up a lot of space, and they require a lot of food to keep going.

In this article, we will explore the anatomy of the “inner-elephant” go through it’s complex digestive system.