How Long Do Elephants Live

Elephants are the largest and the strongest terrestrial mammals living in wild only in Africa and Asia.

They have large ears, very large tusks, a long trunk (proboscis), very thick and tough skin, and no fur.

Despite having quite a large brain, elephants are not considered to be too smart animals, though they have some certain skills, including the skill of using tools and the ability to possibly feel some emotions.

Many people may wonder how long do elephants live.

According to the most recent researches, both African and American elephants can live up to 60 or even 70 years.

It was found out that Asian elephants generally live longer than African ones.

Average lifespan of an Asian elephant is about 47.6 years, and average lifespan of African elephant is only about 33 years.

At the same time, in wild elephants live longer than in captivity. In zoos, it is estimated that the average lifespan of this animals is no more than 17 years only.

Therefore, those who need an answer to the question how long do elephants live should primarily take into account the origin of the elephants and the environmental specifics they live in.


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