The African Elephant
By: Griffin J. Mills
African Elephants have lived in
Their huge ears help them survive Africa's hot climate, by fanning themselves so they can cool down which allows them to adapt to
Elephant’s survival revolves around their trunks, ears, and tusks. If they didn't have those features they would have probably died. If they didn't have huge ears they would have not survived
The African Elephants are the largest of Earth's land mammals. They are larger then Asian Elephants. Their size is 8 feet to 13 feet, that is about 2-4 men. They weigh about 5,000 to 14,000 pounds. Their average lifespan in the wild is about 70 years. Elephants mostly eat roots, grasses, fruit, and tree bark. They can eat up to 300 pounds per day. They don't sleep much either. They do a lot of roaming instead. Female elephants are called Cows. They live in herds with their children. Male elephants are called Bulls. They usually roam by themselves.
Having a baby is a lot of work for an elephant. Elephants have a longer pregnancy span than any other mammal—almost 22 months. Cows (Female Elephants) usually give birth to one baby every two to four years. At birth, baby elephants already weigh about 200 pounds. They are as tall as 3 feet!!
African Elephants are endangered. People kill them and build towns where African Elephants live. People are killing them for their tusks too. Tusks have ivory. Ivory is a type of material that people use for piano keys, jewelry and tools. This has become a major problem. It is illegal today, but people still do it. The population of African Elephants is going down each year.
Author’ Note: Elephants are amazing animals! They are really cool and I had a great time learning about them!
African Elephant the World's Biggest Land Mammal
By: Kristen Hall
Did you know that African Elephant's Ears are shaped like