TOP FOUR FACTS
- Elephants are good swimmers, even over long distances, and their trunks act as a handy in-built snorkel
- They swim with their heads underwater, keeping their eyes open
- Research suggests elephants and sea cows (dugongs and manatees) evolved from a common ancestor
- Elephant foetuses contain a kidney duct found only in freshwater fish, frogs and egg-laying reptiles and mammals
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