What do elephants eat?
Elephants are herbivores, which means that they eat plants. African elephants have very big appetites and eat about 220-440 lbs (100-200 kg) of vegetation each day! They will eat many different types of plants, depending on what is available during different times of year, what the elephant likes, and how long it takes to prepare and consume the food. Grass is the easiest to eat and may make up more than half of an elephant’s diet when it is available, but they will also eat leaves, and even bark, which they pull off of trees using their tusks and trunk.