Fat as an elephant?

Fat as an elephant?

A male Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) called Hank wearing an activity tracker on his front leg. Photo credit: Columbus Zoo & Aquarium, USA.

Obesity isn’t just a human scourge – it can also impact animal health. And looking at elephants, you could be excused for thinking they need to go on a diet. But researchers have found that, on the whole, they have less body fat than the average person.


Published by Cosmos.

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