Elephants THERE ARE TWO TYPES OF ELEPHANT.INDIAN ELEPHANTS ARE SMALLER THAN AFRICAN ELEPHANTS. AFRICAN ELEPHANTS ARE THE BIGGEST LAND ANIMAL. THEY CAN LIVE TO BE EIGHTY YEARS.
Baby ElephantsA baby elephant is called a calf. A new born elephantweighs about 110kg. It is covered in hair.Baby elephants stay in the group until they are aboutten years old
The TrunkAn ElEphAnt’s trunk is rEAlly A nosE. thEyuse their trunk to drink. They breathethrough the trunk. They also use the trunkto break branches and to pick up food.
Elephant legs aregraviportal. BonEs ArE lArgE AnD “stACkED.” Elephant walks on 5 toes & heel pad. Elephants move long distances– for food, for water, maybe for fun. ElEphAnts Don’t run: Typical elephant walk is like brisk human walk. Fastest walk is like top human sprint.
FoodAdult elephants eat in the morning andevening. They eat lots of leaves andgrass. They use their trunk to suck upwater and then squirt it in their mouth.
HabitatAfrican elephants live ingrasslands and forests. Indianelephants live in jungles. Theirhabitats are being destroyed.
PROTECTING ELEPHANTS Elephants are beautiful animals. People must save their habitat and protect them. Without this help all thE worlD’s ElEphAnts will DiE.