Diet of the Elephants

diet of the elephant

Elephants eat herbs and plant. They eat shrubs, grasses, trees, flowers and roots Almost sixty percent of the diet of elephants is grass in rainy season. They eat five hundred pounds of food daily and they eat all day. Elephants drink up to fifty three gallons of water each day incase the weather is hot. They dig holes in near streams or lake that are dried up to find water. Digestive system of elephants is not that good so only about forty two percent of food is used and the remaining is wasted. An elephant expels an average of two hundred pounds of feces daily.