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Elephant Body Parts

Elephant Body Parts

Elephant Body Parts:- We hereby provide for you elephant body parts with elephant anatomy examples. If you are someone whose job involves working with animals and in turn, conversing with native English speakers about those animals then you may find it beneficial to learn the correct names for parts of an elephant.


By learning the Elephant Body Parts you will be able to understand this figurative language as well as use the words literally when discussing these creatures. There are also a number of English idioms and figures of speech which features parts of an elephant, for example ‘elephant’s trunk’.


List of Elephant Body Parts:-








Parts of an Elephant with Examples:-

These parts of an elephant   enhance our English words about animal parts in English.


No.-1. Eyes:-  Elephants’ eyes are small; because of the position and size of the head and neck, they have limited peripheral vision.


No.-2. Ears:- While humans predominately use their ears for hearing and listening, animal ears have far more interesting applications, including the elephant.


No.-3. Trunk:- The elephant’s trunk is one of nature most amazing creations.

Parts of an Elephant with Examples:-

No.-4. Legs:- How many legs does this elephant have


No.-5. Tusks:- Elephant tusks are developed upper incisors.

Parts of an Elephant with Examples

No.-6. Toes:- How many toes does an elephant have?


No.-7. Tail:- An elephant’s tail can be as long as 1.3m and is tipped by a series of very coarse, wire-like hairs.


No.-8. Foot:- The skeleton of an elephant’s foot is angled, with a large pad of fat and connective tissue at the heel. The angled foot structure means that elephants walk on their tiptoes with their body weight evenly distributed across the fatty tissue at the heel.

Animal Body Parts Vocabulary:-

No.- 9. Heart:- The average weight for an elephant heart is about 12 to 21 kg and comprises about 0.5% of the animal’s total body weight.


Most mammals, including humans, have a single-pointed apex at the base. Elephants have a double-pointed apex at the base, lessening the heart-shaped appearance, and giving it a more circular shape.


No.-10. Skin:- Skin of elephant is wrinkled in appearance, with African elephants more wrinkled than Asian elephants. Wrinkles act as a cooling mechanism by increasing the skin’s surface area. The additional skin and wrinkles trap moisture, which then takes longer to evaporate. Wrinkles, therefore keep elephants cooler, for longer, than if they had smooth skin.

Animal Body Parts Vocabulary

An Asian elephant is less wrinkled in appearance than African elephants because he primarily inhabit forested habitats. Temperatures are not as hot in forested areas, thereby reducing the need for forest-dwelling elephants to cool themselves.


Elephant skin can be up to 3.8 cm thick in certain places. However, the skin is sensitive to touch, detecting insects and changes in its environment.


The combination of thick skin and a thin layer of fat beneath the skin enable the elephant to tolerate cold temperatures.


Overall skin coloration for elephants is grey. However, Asian elephants have a freckled appearance due to distinct patches of depigmentation, especially on the trunk.


No.-11. Hair:- Elephants have sparse hair distributed unevenly on their body, with the most noticeable concentrations around the eyes, ear openings, chin, and tail.


Young elephants are hairier than adults and their hair is reddish-brown in color. As they mature, the amount of hair is reduced and becomes darker.

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