How long does an elephant live?

Wild elephants can live for a long time, usually up to 60-70 years or more. Artificially raised elephants can live for more than 80 years, and their longest life span can reach 120 years. The average life span of Asian elephants and African elephants is 60-70 years.

How long does an elephant live?

Old Elephants

Elephants are social animals. They are led by females in their families. Their daily activities, action routes, feeding places and habitats are all under the command of females. The adult male elephant only assumes the responsibility of safeguarding family security. Sometimes several groups of elephants gather and form hundreds of large groups. Among mammals, the longest-lived animal is the elephant, which is said to live between sixty and seventy years. It is recorded that the longevity elephants in the Golapargos Islands can live from 180 to 200 years.

However, the life span of elephants in the wild and in zoos is different. Many studies have confirmed that the life span of animals in zoos is generally shorter than that of similar animals living in the wild. Elephants in European zoos live 17 years shorter than those living in the wild. Another Royal study showed that females in African zoos survived for less than 17 years, while females in Kenya’s wildlife parks survived for an average of 56 years.

How long does an elephant live?

Elephants in the zoo

Zoos are not conducive to elephant life. The life span of elephants living in zoos has been shortened by decades. In zoos, herpes, tuberculosis and other diseases spread, and the zoo environment is monotonous. Without the stimulation of external factors, elephants can hardly maintain themselves. Put the elephant in the fence, there are no other elephant companions, no trees and other plants, only a few plastic toys, the elephant will feel boring life, causing trouble and disease. Animals in the wild environment travel a long distance every day, such as elephants in the wild environment travel 48 kilometers a day, which can not be met in the zoo at all. Many zoos around the world have cancelled exhibitions of large animals at the appeal of animal protection organizations.

In terrestrial mammals, elephants are pregnant for a relatively long period of time, and only one and a half to two years can they give birth to young elephants. The elephant was born 1 meter tall and weighed 100 kilograms. In nature, elephants have a relatively low reproductive rate, which takes about five to six years to reproduce once.

According to records, elephants have their own graves. When an old elephant is dying, some young elephants help it to the elephant (where the ancestors of elephants died, in the same place). When the old elephant came to the tomb, he fell silently and waited for his death. At that time, its descendants would use huge, sharp and powerful teeth to dig out a large tomb slope and bury the body of the old elephant before they shed tears.