What is the difference between an African and Indian elephant?
African elephants have fuller, more rounded heads. The top of the head is a single dome whereas Asian elephants have a twin-domed head with an indent in the middle. The lower lips of the two species also differ, being long and tapered in Asian elephants and short and round in Africans.
Can an African elephant mate with an Indian elephant?
Although the Asian elephant Elephas maximus and the African elephant Loxodonta africana belong to different genera, they share the same number of chromosomes, thus making hybridisation, at least in this respect, theoretically possible.
Which elephant is more aggressive?
Males have more aggressive and less sociable personalities than females in semi-captive Asian elephants.
Do elephants mate with their siblings?
Elephants are known to develop strong, intimate bonds between friends and family members.
Which insects do elephants not like?
Elephants are afraid of bees. Let that sink in for a second. The largest animal on land is so terrified of a tiny insect that it will flap its ears, stir up dust and make noises when it hears the buzz of a beehive. Of course a bee’s stinger can’t penetrate the thick hide of an elephant.