9 Feet

Every elephant has five toes. However, not all the toes have a nail. This is an easy way to differentiate between the two elephant species in Africa. The African forest and Asian elephants both have around 5 toenails on the front feet and 4 on the back feet, while the African Bush elephant has 4 to 5 toenails on the front and 3 on the back.

They have a large pad of gristle underneath each foot to absorb shock. Their feet are built to carry heavy weights for larger distances. They can develop leg problems if they walk less.