Where Do Elephants Get Their Protein?

I chose the gorilla motif for this blog because gorillas are the biggest and most powerful primates, along with being about as close as possible to vegan as you can get while eating many pounds per day of vegetation in a rain forest. I wanted to point out that people simply don’t have to worry about getting enough protein or calcium from a plant-based diet. In reality, the animal-based foods that we have been urged to eat don’t provide any nutrients that we can’t easily get from plants or bacteria. If you are still worried about protein, think about where elephants get their protein. Elephants are even bigger and even stronger than gorillas. A big elephant can eat up to 600 pounds of food a day.

Photo by mcoughlin