By: Lindsay Stutzman
African Elephants are the largest mammals on Earth. They can weigh as much as 12,000 pounds and be as tall as 12 feet. An African Elephant has a trunk that is about 7 feet long. The trunk is used as a nose, hand, and fingers. If an elephant is in danger, it can also use it's trunk to defend itself. Sometimes elephants wrap their trunks around each other to give hugs!
Both male and female African Elephants have beautiful tusks made of ivory. Elephants use these tusks to dig up plant roots and tear bark from trees.
African Elephant in a Savanna
This is a picture of a beautiful African Elephant on a Savannah.
This is a map of Africa. The area in red shows the regions where African Elephants generally live.
Elephant and Baby
This elephant is roaming the Savannah with their baby called a calf.
- African Elephants can live up to 70 years old in the wild
- Female elephants live in herds with their family all their life
- Male elephants leave their family herd and begin roaming at age 14
- On average, an elephant only sleeps about 2 hours a day