There are three species currently recognised: the African bush elephant, the African forest elephant, and the Asian elephant. African elephants have larger ears whereas Asian elephants have smaller ears. Features of all elephants include a long trunk, tusks, large ear flaps, massive legs, and tough but sensitive skin. The trunk, is used for breathing, bringing food and water to the mouth, and grasping objects. Elephants are herbivores, which means they eat plants. They eat a wide variety of different plants and plant parts. Their diet depends heavily on where they live, what is available, and what season it is. Some common foods include grasses, palms, legumes, flowers, fruits, roots, bamboo, and more. Some feed on farmers crops, like sugarcane. They live in savannas, grasslands, rainforests, scrub forests, deciduous forests, and more.
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