Q: What do elephants eat?
BG: Elephants eat vegetation including grasses, fruits, vegetables, leaves, and bark. You can join the animal care staff and help prepare “special treats” for the elephants at Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay during an Elephant Keeper Experience.
Q: How many Asian elephants are currently left in the wild?
BG: Slightly over 35,000 Asian elephants remain in Southeast Asia. Forests are being destroyed because of the commercial demand for forest-derived products such as coffee, tea, rubber and hardwoods.
Q: How do elephants communicate with each other?
BG: Elephants can use low frequency sound waves for communication. These sounds carry for distances up to 10 miles.