Elephants sleep about 3 to 4 hours a day


Adult elephants sleep for about 3 to 4 hours at night. About two hours of that are spent standing. A whole family group at the same place and time. Young elephants are sometimes overcome by sleep at other times.

Elephants spend less time on sleeping because they need to spend time eating to support their huge size, as they can eat up to 150kg of vegetation every day.