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Look what this adorable elephant calf does when he meets a bevy of birds

Kunal Majumder | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 7:40 IST

His ears are prancing with joy *win*

Meanwhile, here are some facts about elephants you probably didn't know:-

1. The elephant's trunk contains around 100,000 different muscles, and is used for smelling, breathing, trumpeting, drinking, caressing, carrying, and grabbing objects

2. Elephants can use their ears to control their body temperature. As they flap their ears, blood circulates through their veins and then returns to the head and body about 9 degrees cooler. Ears are also used to signal alarm or anger when they are brought forward and fully extended.

3. Apart from primates, elephants are the only land mammals capable of imitating sounds. They are known to chirp, hum, croak, purr, and whistle. One elephant also learned to imitate traffic noise.

4. Elephants can 'smell' water from 11 miles (17 kilometres) away.

5. About 100 elephants are being killed everyday for their ivory. Learn more about elephant conservation with the Elephant Earth Initiative.

First published: 14 February 2017, 7:40 IST
 
Kunal Majumder @kunalmajumder

Editor for Speed News aka Catch Live and Operations at Catch, Kunal enjoys measuring his life in numbers. Of his 30 years of life, 12 have been spent working, 9 of them in journalism. The remaining 3 were spent in 2 call centres, talking to British and Australians about insurance and cellphones. In his journalistic capacity, Kunal has worked at 3 publications and headed 2 online teams. The '3' includes Images Multimedia, Tehelka and DNA. The '2' includes Tehelka and DNA. Catch is Kunal's 6th workplace, where he will head his 3rd team as speed news editor. As a reporter, he won 2 awards - Statesman Award for Rural Reporting and UNFPA-Laadli Award for Gender Sensitivity. That's his story in Prime Numbers (a section on this site from which he's taken inspiration).

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