30 Apr '13, 4pm

#DidYouKnow elephants are either left- or right-tusked? Get more fun facts about #elephants:

Elephants , found in both Africa and Asia, are vital to maintaining the rich biodiversity of the ecosystems that they share with other species. WWF focuses its conservation efforts on saving the world’s largest mammal in sites across both continents. We work with wildlife managers, governments and local communities to stop poaching, reduce human-wildlife conflict and improve monitoring and research. Here’s a snapshot of what you should know about the species: 1. Asian and African elephants differ in both size and the shape of their ears. Asian elephants are smaller than their African brethren, and their ears are straight at the bottom, distinct from the large fan-shaped ears of the African species. Only some Asian male elephants have tusks, while African elephants—both male and female—sport the ivory. 2. Elephants have the longest gestation period of any mammal—22 months. ...

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