San Diego Zoo

We went on a virtual field trip to the San Diego Zoo. We learned all about different animals. My favorite animal was the elephant.
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African elephants have a long nose called a trunk. These massive animals can block out the sun with 5 inch long eyelashes! They love to get a cool drink and a shower with its trunk. They use their trunks as hands to grab food. If a baby elephant missbehaves, her mother will use her trunk as a hand to smack the calf. As you can see, elephants have to survive in warm temperatures. They get hot, but they flap their ears to cool the blood in their ears and send it to the rest of their body.