10 False Facts We Still Believe in Because We Were Told So in School

9. Elephants are the only animals who can’t jump.

10 False Facts We Still Believe in Because We Were Told So in School

It’s true that adult elephants can’t jump despite the fact that they not only have 4 legs, but also knees, tendons, and spring muscles. It’s difficult to lift the huge mass of the elephant into the air. It can’t lift all 4 feet from the ground simultaneously because one of their feet always has to stay on the ground for balance.

But elephants are not the only animals who can’t jump. There are other mammals who also can’t do it, for example, sloths, hippos, and rhinos. Unlike elephants, hippos and rhinos can lift all 4 legs off the ground while running.

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