Feeding the elephants was so interesting as they love sugar cane and the wonderful dexterity of their trunk is amazing. Also, Asian elephants teeth have a compressed diamond-shaped lamella profile that are adapted to the elephant’s diet of grasses, trees, shrubs and bark. Their teeth work by moving in a forwards and backwards motion, grinding down plant material. This is why they can eat sugar cane so readily. They also have about six sets of these molars in a lifetime.