The Elephant Sanctuary and Lion Park

Things I learned today:

  • Elephants’ tongues are incredibly smooth and slippery.
  • An elephant that is slightly taller than me weighs more than 2 tons.
  • Elephants that die a natural death usually die of starvation. Their teeth fall out and they can’t eat. That seems like a horrible way to die.
  • Lion cubs will let you pet them when they’re small. I was worried about getting eaten. They’re wild, after all.
  • Giraffes have the same number of bones in their necks as humans, seven.
  • If they think you’ve got food, ostriches will peck the heck out of you. It can hurt.

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