WHAT DO ELEPHANTS EAT?
Even though elephants are the largest living land animal, they are entirely vegetarian, and eat a wide variety of grasses, foliage, small branches, twigs and various fruits. They tear at these, gathering them in their trunks, ready to stuff into their mouths.
The few teeth that elephants have (four at any one time with around 6 replacements sets during its lifetime) are used to grind the food before swallowing.
Once the elephant has lost all of its teeth it will be unable to feed itself and will die of starvation - usually at about 70 years of age.
Not surprisingly, elephants have enormous appetite. Night time and early morning and evening are favourite eating and drinking times, but elephants will also happily graze whilst on the move. They are quite capable of snatching at clumps of grass and leaves without pausing in their stride, or reducing their speed of pace.
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Photos care of http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/life/African_elephant and http://www.federalna.ba/bhs/vijest/9783/zbog-unistavanja-suma-slon-iz-sumatre-ce-nestati-za-30-godina and http://3scape.com/pic/6621/Elephant-eating-grass and http://www.manuelvegagamiz.com/2011/07/animales-n-3-animales-fondos-bonitos.html