The Honeymoon After mating, the male elephant sometimes spends time caressing the female, and sometimes retreats. Mating pairs have been known to stay in affectionate couplings for weeks at a time or not at all. The female remains with her family herd while the male returns to his solitary life, often not seeing that female again. If the mating was a success, and the female becomes pregnant, it takes almost two years (22 months) before she gives birth. If she has not been impregnated, she c...

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Africa elephants - Elephants are large mammals of the family Elephantidae and the order Proboscidea. Traditionally, two species were known, the African elephant and the Asian elephant, although some evidence suggests that African bush elephants and African forest elephants are separate species. Elephants are scattered throughout sub-Saharan Africa, and South and Southeast Asia.

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Elephants have been known to die of broken hearts if a mate dies. They refuse to eat and will lay down, shedding tears until they starve to death. They refuse all human help. Scientists are beginning to believe that animals do have emotions and that their feelings may be more intense and unfiltered than our own.