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Published on : 15 Mar 2019

Why do elephants have wrinkled skin? The intricate web of cracks and crevices that gives African elephants their distinctive look is, in fact, an essential adaptation. Their ability to stay cool in hot African temperatures is thanks to these wrinkles, which arent actually wrinkles at all, but millions of microscopic cracks in their epidermis.
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In the latest video from Decoder, learn how elephants use a method called evaporative cooling to control their body temperature and why their skin’s uniquely cracked texture helps them stay cool even on the hottest of days.

For more, read “Evolved to Crack” in the March 2019 issue of National Geographic Magazine.

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Bounce Patrol
Bounce Patrol 8 months ago

Amazing.Just keep investigating,you are incredible National Geograpic,I watch all your documentaries wich are to much interesting.Wish that you can share more fishes documentaries.

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8 months ago

Fabulous

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Shaun the Sheep
Shaun the Sheep 8 months ago

Only people watching are triggered Europeans lol easy go to google type 85 degrees F to Celsius done 30 degrees Celsius took 5 seconds quit cryin

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8 months ago

I didn’t understand I’m stupid

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ToyPudding TV
ToyPudding TV 8 months ago

"Farenheit"

Ew

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Susi kids TV
Susi kids TV 8 months ago

Murdoch destroyed National geographic

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Morphle ABC
Morphle ABC 8 months ago

if they have pilled up dead skin then why don't the dead skin gets infected?

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nhacthieunhi
nhacthieunhi 8 months ago

elephant's cracks help them beat the heat, while girl's crack help me beat my meat

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Like Nastya
Like Nastya 8 months ago

Wow... That explanation was legit

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SevenAwesomeKids Baby

elephant ancestor planned to have that kind of skin? no way. it is GOD who created elephant perfect for that environment.

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CKN Toys Kids 8 months ago

Happy. Happy, Happy.

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And we say we are more advanced then them.

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8 months ago

Metric ffs

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HobbyKids
HobbyKids 8 months ago

Ahhh this explains a lot... no more GoldBond for me!

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FamousTubeKIDS TV 8 months ago

video starts at 01:00

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Debbie Doo Kids TV
Debbie Doo Kids TV 8 months ago

ok elephant biology is just amazing

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Fahrenheit, yikes

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Kids Toys Review 8 months ago

it is so cool!!

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ShauntheSheep
ShauntheSheep 8 months ago

I don't know about elephants, but I was born with my crack... (Couldn't resist)

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FamousTubeKIDS TV
FamousTubeKIDS TV 8 months ago

Aaaannnnddd I see your using IMPERIAL MEASUREMENTS again... I know I ken find a calculator for that, but because its irritating you guys keep using imperial, what's the temperature in units of measurement THE REST OF THE WORLD USES?

There ARE countries other than the United states, ya know!

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