Elephant themed costume jewelry is a fun collectible category. Lots of designs are available on the secondary market, so finding pieces from the the past can be a fun afternoon project.
- Elephants are the largest land mammals.
- An elephant can live for 60-70 years.
- Elephants are the only mammals that can not jump.
- Elephant skin is about 1" thick.
- The female's gestation period is about 22 months.
- Females usually give birth four times during her lifetime.
- Tusks are actually incisors used for defense and to dig for water.
- Each elephant has four molars weighing about 5 pounds each and about the size of a brick.
- Elephants are good swimmers and use their trunks as snorkels.
The commercial sale of ivory is banned in the United States. For more information, visit this U.S. Fish & Wildlife website:
Be sure to visit my shop to see elephant jewelry for sale, including these 2 which were posted above.
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