Elephants eat a lot, starting from grass to bananas. They are the symbol of family because they never leave one of their members behind. Once a member passes away, they make a circle in respect. Also, the one that is closer to the member that passed away becomes depressed and slowly dies. Also, an elephant gestation period is almost 2 years, it is 22 months! They are the largest land animals in the world. I find elephants as amazing creature, they are beautiful and lovable. They eat up to 300 to 400 pounds of food a day. Elephants mostly mate during rainy seasons. A calf weighs from 200 to 250 pounds when born.