When can baby elephants see?

What are elephants scared of?

Elephants, regardless of how big they are, are also startled by things that move by them fast, like mice. According to elephant behavior experts, they would be scared of anything moving around their feet regardless of it’s size.. Elephants are not alone in their fear of mice and other rodent like creatures.

Do baby elephants drink their mother’s milk?

For the first two to three years of life, baby elephants are utterly dependent on their mothers for feeding. After age two, when a calf starts to eat on its own, the mother’s milk remains a critical part of its diet. (Eating, incidentally, along with resting and travelling, account for most of a young elephant’s day.)

Which animal stays with parents longest?

The orangutan has the longest childhood dependence on the mother of any animal in the world (even more than elephants!) because there is so much for a young orangutan to learn in order to survive. The babies nurse until they are about six years of age.

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