Can African Elephants have twins?

Female African elephants have been known to have twins, but it is very rare. Usually they only have one calf. Baby elephants can weigh 250 lbs (about 113kg) at birth so carrying around two for 22 months inside the mother would be a lot of work!

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sue November 26, 2013 at 8:49 pm

OMG! the baby’s actually way that much I can’t believe it they weigh that much! They weigh more than my mom!

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sue November 26, 2013 at 8:50 pm

you did not answer the question “Can African Elephants have twins?”
can they?

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gal12345678900 November 26, 2013 at 8:52 pm

I know right I think it is a yes. but it could also be a no. right?

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;) ;( :) :( :) November 26, 2013 at 8:57 pm

the mom can’t have twins! that is crazy!! shift;0

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Emma Horton October 6, 2014 at 5:15 pm

It very clearly says “female African elephants have been known to have twins, but it is very rare”.
And the answer goes on to state why it’s rare.
I don’t see any part of the answer that states: a female African elephant cannot have twins. I also see no part of the answer that sounds ambiguous.

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