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African elephant.pngAsian elephant.png
Woolly mammoth.pngSonghua River mammoth.png
Elephant Spawn Egg
Health points

40 (Heart.svg × 20) to 60 (Heart.svg × 30)

Attack strength

Easy: 4 (Heart.svgHeart.svg)
Normal: 5 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHalf Heart.svg)
Hard: 7 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHalf Heart.svg)


See Spawning

First appearances

See History


See Drops





Calf idle



Internal ID


Entity ID


Elephants are large neutral mobs that can be tamed and given various items.

Mammoths are larger variants of elephants.

Spawning[edit | edit source]

Natural generation[edit | edit source]

African and Asian elephants spawn on opaque blocks at light levels of 9 or more with a large block space above, often in herds of 3. African elephants can be found in deserts, and Asian elephants spawn in jungles.

Mammoths spawn in cold taiga, ice plains, ice mountains and ice spikes biomes, in herds of 1–3. Elephants spawned using the elephant spawn egg will spawn as a mammoth.

Drops[edit | edit source]

When killed, elephants and mammoths drop:

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Elephants are neutral mobs, and will attack mobs and players when hit. Elephants and mammoths wander around aimlessly, avoiding cliffs high enough to cause fall damage, and will attempt to stay out of water. Elephants can be heard trumpeting often.Like other baby animals, elephant or mammoth calves will follow adults.

Calves will also attack the player if provoked, but they will not follow the player as often as fully grown elephants, and will usually follow adults instead.

Taming[edit | edit source]

Elephants and mammoths are tamed by feeding them ten sugar lumps or five cakes. This only works on baby elephants. If the calf is an adolescent or has grown into an adult, it will not accept the food. When the calf has accepted the food items, the naming screen will appear and it will be tamed. A tamed elephant or mammoth can be renamed with a book, name tag, or medallion. After several Minecraft days, the tamed elephant or mammoth will be fully grown and be able to wear equipment.

Tamed elephants and mammoths can be healed with sugar lumps, bread, wheat, or baked potatoes.

Usage[edit | edit source]

Although they are not very fast when it comes to speed, elephants and mammoths can be quite useful nonetheless. They cannot fit through single or more block-wide openings due to their size, however. Elephants and mammoths are great when it comes to climbing up hills or mountains, as they can jump high enough to clear up to four or five block heights. They can also be given tusks to destroy blocks that are in their path, which can be useful for mining expeditions or gathering resources quickly .

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Tamed elephants or mammoths can wear an elephant harness, three kinds of tusks, and an elephant chest. A Songhua River mammoth can also wear a mammoth platform to carry an extra player. Calves cannot be equipped with anything.

Two decorative items, the elephant garment and elephant howdah, are exclusive to Asian elephants.

Equipment can only be removed by killing the carrier, placing it in a pet amulet, or with shears. Upon death, the elephant or mammoth will drop the worn item(s).

Riding[edit | edit source]

A tamed Songhua River mammoth sitting.

Unlike many other rideable mobs, elephants cannot be given a saddle. Instead, the player has to equip the elephant or mammoth with an elephant harness or mammoth platform. These items allow you to ride them. They can only be placed on tamed adult elephants or mammoths.

The harness allows extra items to be added to the elephant or mammoth. Only one player can go on the harness, but a mammoth platform can carry two riders.

If you 'sneak' near a tamed elephant or mammoth (shift key by default), it will sit for a short period of time. You can sit on it with right-click. To dismount your elephant or mammoth, press the shift key again.

If a whip is used on an elephant or mammoth when riding it, they will gain a short speed boost, and will also ram into any mobs that are in their way.

Storage[edit | edit source]

An elephant chest can be given to an elephant or a mammoth by right-clicking on them with it, and afterwards the chest cannot be removed, except by killing the carrier, using shears, or by placing the elephant or mammoth in a pet amulet.

Breaking blocks[edit | edit source]

Tusks can be given to an elephant or mammoth so they can break blocks. There are three different kinds of tusks: wooden tusks, iron tusks, and diamond tusks. Tusks can be equipped by right-clicking on the tamed adult elephant or mammoth, and can be removed by right-clicking on the elephant or mammoth with a pickaxe or shears. Mammoths are more effective at breaking blocks than elephants.

In multiplayer, elephants or mammoths wearing tusks will not destroy blocks by default. This is to prevent griefing.

Variations[edit | edit source]

The four natural types of elephants and mammoths.

Elephants and mammoths will spawn using one of four different skins. These include grey (African elephant), dark grey (Asian elephant), brown fur (woolly mammoth), and grey skin with black fur (Songhua River mammoth).

The biome determines the skin used:

  • Snowy biomes will have 100% grey-black fur or brown fur.
  • Other biomes will have 100% grey skin or dark grey skin.

History[edit | edit source]


v8.0.0 DEVa[edit | edit source]

- Improved elephant animations.

v5.0.7[edit | edit source]

- Fixed bug when 'shearing' elephants.

v5.0.4[edit | edit source]

- Elephants, Komodos, wyverns and horses drop armor, inventory contents and bags on death.

v5.0.3[edit | edit source]

- Mammoths no longer spawn on deserts, and instead spawn on arctic biomes.

v4.5.1[edit | edit source]

- Made elephants grow slower.

- Adjusted fall damage for elephants.

- Elephants now retaliate when attacked.

- Reduced frequency of elephant spawns in deserts.

v4.5.0[edit | edit source]

- Added elephants.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Elephants and mammoths are the largest mobs in Mo' Creatures, though mother wyverns and tier 2 wyverns can grow bigger than Asian and African elephants.
  • It is easier and more recommended to tame elephant calves with sugar lumps, as cakes are more expensive to craft.
  • In real life, elephants can't jump, despite being able to do so in-game.
    • Also, due to their skeletal structure, real life elephants aren't meant to carry heavy weight on their backs, despite elephants and mammoths in-game having no problem with how much equipment they wear. Most of the strength in an elephant is in their neck, and some elephants end up with deformed or broken backs as a result of years carrying tourists.

Gallery[edit | edit source]