Category - hairy
A thick coat of fur keeps an animal warm by trapping air close to the skin, and most mammals have one for this reason - its very useful for a warm-blooded animal. There are a number of reasons why an mammal might not be very hairy, but large size in a tropical climate is certainly one of them. why do elephants have hair on their heads? After combing through the evidence, a team of scientists at princeton university has teased out the answer to keep them cool. Elephant, largest living land animal, characterized by its long trunk, columnar legs, and huge head with temporal glands and wide, flat ears. Elephants are grayish to brown in color, and their body hair is sparse and coarse. elephants do have hair, just not as much as a mammoth and not as long. Another name for an elephant is pachyderm, which means thick skin. An elephants skin is extremely tough around most parts of its body and measures about 2. Elephants are less hairy than mammoths and do not posses such large tusks. Thin hair can help an animal stay cool whereas thicker hair can keep it warm. A recent study shows that poaching has cause elephants to lose their fur, as elephant fur is highly valued, and elephants with no fur dont die. This is the main reason why the mammoth went extinct, because they were too stubborn to shave their hair. Elephants are mammals of the family elephantidae and the largest existing land animals. Three species are currently recognised the african bush elephant, the african forest elephant, and the asian elephant. Elephantidae is the only surviving family of the order proboscidea extinct members include the mastodons. The family elephantidae also contains several now-extinct groups, including the. Elephants now had to beg for food and perform tricks or act as party props in exchange for money. On , elephant protection laws were passed making these acts illegal. An asian elephant range states meeting in 2017 estimated the number of captive elephants in thailand at 3,783.