The Elephant is a massive animal
but not as dangerous as you might think, learn more about their character and what they can eat...
The elephant is an intelligent, hygienic, polite, honest and patient animal. Elephants can also remember scent as well. It can sound which area is soft and which area is hard enough to walk or not.
Asian elephants are extremely sociable, forming groups of six to seven related females that are led by the oldest female, the matriarch. They are very emotional and mother elephants do love their baby elephants. If baby elephants die, the mother elephant will be sorrowful. Some elephants will cry and cannot eat for a long time.
More than two-thirds of an elephant's day may be spent feeding on grasses, but it also eats large amounts of tree bark, roots, leaves, and small stems. Cultivated crops such as bananas, rice, and sugarcane are favorite foods. Elephants are always close to a source of fresh water because they need to drink at least once a day.
Mai Sang Nuan Leaves, seedlings, and shoot can be eatable.
Mai Pai Horm Both young and old yellow leaves can be eatable. It is the quite food for elephants.
Banyan Tree Leaves and branches can be eatable because of sweet taste.
Salod Nam Elephants prefer leaves and stems.
Heart – Leaved Moonseed Its taste is bitter like quinine tree. It is considered as powerful and tireless drugs.
Nam Hun Leaves and seedlings will be eatable.
Lek rok Elephants like to eat peel a bit.
Khrua Sa Baa (Entada scandens) Stems and leaves can be eatable.
Smashed Khrua Sa Baa can be used as the elephant soap.
Khra Thong Lai or Ma Taek Khrua Elephants prefer all of the ivy and leaves as sweet taste.
Banana Stems and young leaves are the best elephant food. The sick elephants will eat it because of its softness. Also normal rice or sticky rices is now given to the Elephants as it has enough power...
Normally, elephants will eat approximately 250 - 300 kilograms compared to their weight. Here are some other elephant foods.
Other food elephants like to eat
Thatch grass Only seedlings will be eaten.
Arundo It is considered as an urinated medicine. Jungle - Rice Every part can be eatable.
Burmuda grass It is favorite food for elephant but rare in dry season.
Sam Seedling will be eatable but rare. It grows near the river or steam.
Wild ginger Both leaf and stem can be eatable.
Centipede grass It is favorite food found in the farm.
Khra Duey Noo grass It is the favorite food but rare also found in the field.
Goose grass It is difficult to revoke the grass using trunk. Mahout or caretaker will hook it for elephants.
Mai Roak Bamboo shoots, seedlings, stems and leaves will be the favorite food of the elephants. They are abundant of the north and the central.
Mai Khao Larm Seedlings and leaves will be eaten by elephants.
Mai Pai Paa Bamboo shoots, seedlings and leaves are the favorite food for elephants. Mai Sang Leaves, bamboo shoots and seedlings can be eaten. This type of bamboo the elephants like the most.
Mai Phak It is the biggest leaf of bamboo. Seedlings, bamboo shoots and leaves can be eatable.
Jackfruit Elephants like to eat small jackfruit branches without leaves.
Nang Yam Paa Small branches can be eatable. It is considered as drug causing elephants to take a leak.
Snake wood Both stems and snake wood fruit can be eatable as fresh blood drug. It will be given to sick elephants.
Koom There are both water and land Koom. Elephants like to eat peels, branches and young Koom.
Galaung Elephants like to eat peels and leaves.
Teak The seedlings, peels can be eatable.
Red cotton The seedlings and peels can be eatable.
Coconut The seedlings and leaves can be eatable especially fresh coconuts.
Maa Dua Plong Leaves and branches can be eatable.
The paper mulberry Both leaves and peels can be eatable.
In Shee The elephants like to eat the branches which has fallen. It is also a drug treating a diarrhea.
Information presented from the Thai "National Elephant Institute"
Ton Pi Marn The split branches with salt will make elephants fat and healthy. Ton Kang The elephants like to eat the branches. Golden Fig The elephants like to eat both leaves and branches. Wild Gooseberry Both peels and leaves can be eatable. Jambolan Plum Both peels and leaves can be eatable. Tamarind The elephants like to eat tamarind and leaves. Bael Fruit The elephants like to eat ripe bael fruits. Wood apple The elephants prefer the ripe wood apple. Barking deer's mango The elephants prefer the rip ones. Khra Pung Peels will be eatable. Boddhi Tree Soft branches and leaves can be eatable. Tao Rang The elephants like to eat the young top plants and the insider of stems.
The elephants like to eat the top plants and the insider of stems. Khor The elephants like to eat the top plants and the insider of stems they prefer the top of the plant. Peang The elephants like to eat the top plants and the insider of stem. The elephants like to eat leaves and stems. Rice is the elephant's best food for sick elephants. Maize The elephants like to eat sheaths of maize and stems. If elephants eat so much maize, it will cause upper gut constipation. Sugarcane The elephants like to eat stems and the top plants. It is also the best food for sick elephants. Millet The elephants like to eat stems and the top plants. Pineapple Leaves and pineapple can be eatable. Papaya Watermelon Gourd Soil and Mineral Pong Soil The elephants like Pong soil. As Pong soil composes of many kinds of needed minerals. For example Calcium, Potassium, Prosperous etc.