How much do elephants eat per day? Asian elephants consume up to 200kg of food a day, the intake of African elephants can even exceed this. Their diet is strictly vegetarian, and they spend 16-18 hours a day looking for food rather sleeping! LEAVE COMMENT Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.