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By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

25 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About Elephants. #7 Will Make Your Blood Boil.

Children as young as three can recognize them, and no matter how old you get, the elephant probably remains one of your favorite animals. That's because they're totally awesome. However, there might be a thing or two you don't know about these beloved pachyderms.

This list will change that.

Below are 25 interesting facts about elephants, some of them you've definitely never heard before. Check it out and learn a thing or two about one of the world's most magical creatures. #15 is totally insane.

#1. Elephants can hear one another's calls up to 5 miles away.

#2. The largest elephant on record weighed about 24,000 pounds. He was also 13 feet tall.

#3. Elephants can get sunburned. They usually use sand or mud as sunblock.

Elephants can get sunburned. They usually use sand or mud as sunblock.

#4. Elephants, like humans, have death rituals. Additionally, if an elephant gets sick, members of the herd will care for it.

Elephants, like humans, have death rituals. Additionally, if an elephant gets sick, members of the herd will care for it.

#5. When the "Elephant Whisperer" Lawrence Anthony died, a herd of elephants arrived at his house to mourn him.

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