Interesting Elephant Facts 1

Did you know that elephants don’t have particularly good vision and can only see up to 20 metres? There have been documented occurrences of entire herds being led by a blind member who was still able to fulfil its leadership role! Elephants have beautifully long eyelashes to help prevent dust and grit blowing into their deep brown eyes. In addition to the upper and lower eyelids, they have a third eyelid which moves horizontally across the eye; these additional eyelids help protect eyes when feeding, bathing and dusting. Their poor eyesight is compensated with the clever use of their trunk for touch and sense of smell. Elephants also have incredible hearing.