Elephant Gardens surprises your tastebuds with unusual combinations of flavors, to bring a fresh approach to eating.

Here are 10 surprising facts about elephants to share with young people in your life.

  • Elephants can live as long as 70 or 80 years.
  • An adult female elephant may weigh 6,000 pounds. A male, up to 15,000 pounds. (A average sedan car weighs only about 4,200
  • Elephants talk to each other with rumble sounds in their stomachs. When they want to call or alert another elephant, they use their trunks as a trumpet.
  • Elephants also use their trunks to cool themselves, spraying river water over themselves like a shower. Their skin wrinkles trap some of the water to help keep them cool.
  • An elephant’s trunk is part nose, part upper lip and part “hand,” so they can grab things.
  • Elephants eat grasses, bamboo, bark and roots. If they get near a sugar cane planting, they devour the canes. It’s obvious they  have a sweet tooth!
  • We say “an elephant never forgets,” because elephants have great memories, and can remember how to travel long distances to old  watering holes if there is a drought where they are now.
  • It takes 22 months in the womb before an elephant is born!
  • A baby elephant is called a calf. They generally weigh 200-250 pounds at birth.
  • It takes a baby elephant months of muscle exercises to gain control of its trunk.

Send us your photos of you with an elephant or your drawing of Elephant Gardens and we may post it right here! Be sure to include your first name, your town and state.

REUSE your Elephant Gardens jars

Elephant Gardens products come to you in a traditional canning jar, a good solid American product. There’s plenty of life left in the jar after the last spoonful of Roasted Tomato Jam or Root Liquor® Pepper Jelly. So wash it out, soak off the labels and get set to have some fun. Click Here or Here to see lots of ways to reuse the jars.

We’d love to hear your ideas for how you reuse our Elephant Gardens jars. If you send us a photo, be sure to include your first name, yourtown and state. Maybe we will post it on our site!