Date: 1996-06-17 from Rupal Majmudar in India
Wie schnell laufen Elefanten?
Some old records state around 30 km/hour. The only tests I heard about though, were made with 42 elephants on 30 meter distance in Surin, Thailand 10 times a day, which gave a record of 24 km per hour for the fastest elephant, while only three elephants ran faster than 15 km/hour. I doubt that you can run away from a attacking elephant... But since they are walking on "pillars", they can only keep this speed for a very short time. At speed over ap 16 km ph they change from a fast walking to a "jumping" running, where at least one foot is on the ground.Warning: mysqli_fetch_assoc() expects parameter 1 to be mysqli_result, bool given in /customers/6/2/a/elephant.se/httpd.www/inc/faq_database.inc.php on line 15