Hugh workman elephants

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Hugh workman elephants

  1. 1. Elephants Loxodonta Africana By: Hugh W Fessenden gr.6 Elephants
  2. 2. Scientific Classification <ul><li>Kingdom: Animalia </li></ul><ul><li>Phylum: Chordata </li></ul><ul><li>Class: mammalia </li></ul><ul><li>Order: Proboscide </li></ul><ul><li>Family: Elephantidae </li></ul>
  3. 3. Appearance <ul><li>tusks </li></ul><ul><li>trunk </li></ul><ul><li>bulky legs </li></ul><ul><li>big ears </li></ul>
  4. 4. Habitat <ul><li>Africa </li></ul><ul><li>India </li></ul><ul><li>grasslands </li></ul><ul><li>savannah </li></ul>
  5. 5. Life Cycle <ul><li>born live </li></ul><ul><li>baby </li></ul><ul><li>adolescence </li></ul><ul><li>adults </li></ul><ul><li>no breeding season </li></ul>
  6. 6. Diet <ul><li>leaves </li></ul><ul><li>grass </li></ul><ul><li>fruit </li></ul><ul><li>bark </li></ul><ul><li>sometimes salt </li></ul>
  7. 7. Predators <ul><li>lions </li></ul><ul><li>tigers </li></ul><ul><li>humans </li></ul>
  8. 8. How do elephants help the environment <ul><li>dung can be used for paper </li></ul><ul><li>fertilizer </li></ul>
  9. 9. How do humans interfere with Elephants <ul><li>we cut off their tusks to sell them </li></ul><ul><li>we kill them for their skin so we can use it for coats </li></ul>
  10. 10. How can we help this species survive <ul><li>we can make a law that poachers should have to pay a fine for hunting elephants </li></ul>
  11. 11. Other interesting facts <ul><li>elephants can uproot small trees with their trunk </li></ul><ul><li>Elephants travel in herds </li></ul>
  12. 12. Source <ul><li>scholastic encyclopedia of animals </li></ul><ul><li>www.aboutelepants.com </li></ul><ul><li>Elephants wikipedia </li></ul>

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