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Do elephants eat?

Alik Mullahmetov
Alik Mullahmetov
February 14, 2013
Do elephants eat?

The elephant is the largest land animal on the planet. Majestic and calm, they are symbols of countries such as Sri Lanka and Thailand. Unfortunately, the number of elephants is constantly decreasing, so they are listed in the Red Book.

Do people eat elephants, do they get killed for food? A hundred years ago, man mostly hunted these animals for the sake of huge tusks and decorations from them. People came from all over the world to get a trophy from elephant tusks on safari. Europeans have long considered the meat of an elephant tasteless. Traditionally, they feed only on the indigenous people of Africa, which is not surprising, since one prey could feed about 4,000 hungry people at a time. The carcass was eaten immediately after the hunt in a fresh or smoked (salted) form after special treatment.

Do people in other countries eat elephant meat? Recently, such food is considered a delicacy in South Africa, Thailand and other Asian countries, and a properly prepared tip of the trunk is a good aphrodisiac.Today, it is quite legal in restaurants to cook all kinds of dishes from canned food to steaks, anyone can try them. In some localities, only animals that have died of natural death are eaten.

Elephants disappear behind their extinct relatives - mammoths. In addition to humans, these large animals have virtually no enemies. Do other wild animals eat elephant meat? In nature, only the elephant is a victim of the claws and fangs of predators. Kids less than 2 years old are a desirable prey for lions, crocodiles, leopards, rarely hyenas.


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