The skeleton of an elephant’s foot is angled, with a large pad of fat and connective tissue at the heel. The angled foot structure means that elephants walk on their tiptoes with their body weight evenly distributed across the fatty/connective tissue at the heel.
One important reason for elephants flapping their ears is to regulate their body temperature. Elephant ears have an extensive network of blood vessels all over them. When it is hot they flap their ears which cause air to move across them. This in turn cools the surface blood vessels; this
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