Talking about elephants can hardly become a new topic for anyone. But is it the same way with Mammoths are a myth? Now you may be a little worried about your unawareness. But I am sure that you have pictured the elephant we have seen with that ‘hairy’ adjective. As you already know, elephants are the largest mammals living in the land, and they belong to the Elephantidae family. The currently existing species mainly belong to three groups, including the Asian elephant, the African forest elephant, and the African bush elephant. The relationship between elephants and people is intimate in countries like Sri Lanka, where elephants break into villages that are common in remote areas.
Elephants in zoos and hairy Elephants are same?
Further, some tasks like carrying massive trunks can be done using elephants’ strength. However, the hairy elephants do not belong to the elephant group that we see in zoos, national parks, or in jungles by villages. Therefore, the general picture you can imagine that an elephant will include its large body with large ears, trunk, tusks, long tail, and massive legs capable of carrying their weight. Now you may wonder how a hairy elephant may distinct from the elephant we already know.
Different between Elephants and mammoths.
The facts related to hairy elephants are rare as they themselves are. This species was not the same as the living elephants, but they are about thirteen feet high and fifteen feet in length. Their tusks were about eight feet long. The unique feature they were born with was their mane-like hair, which makes us call them ‘hairy elephants’. It is said that their hair was thick around their chin, head, and along their back. These hairs were in the colors of black and rusty brown. This particular feature worked as a shield for them to keep themselves from cold. According to the comments given by people who witnessed hairy elephants, their look had been wild. After all, they seemed energetic and strange when compared to the other elephant species we have seen so far.
Further, they had added that their mouths and trunks to be large too. Just imagine how does it feel to see a hairy elephant live? Many people consider them to resemble mammoths that you have seen in films and encyclopedias.
The lifestyle of hairy elephants might have been similar to living elephants, but they were confined to their territories to enjoy freedom to the fullest. Since they lived without human intervention, they were not tamed but remained wild and ferocious towards their enemies. However, the hairy elephants are believed to have vanished from the planet at present. They might have been a giant group of animals who had enjoyed their lives until they were endangered due to timely challenges.
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