By: Aniyah Plase Period 3 5/16/16
Elephants are the largest land animals. They have loose leathery skin that is tough, thick and nearly hairless. Elephants have very long noses that are called trunks, that they use as hands. An elephants trunk is used for eating, picking up logs and of course breathing, smelling, touching and drinking. Some elephants also have tusks which are just big front teeth. Tusks are used to pick up food etc. and to protect themselves. All elephants have large ears use to cool themselves down. Elephants also have short tails.
- female elephants weigh less then males
- Asian elephants are endangered
- a group of elephants is called a herd
- an elephant is about 6ft to a man
- Asian elephant herds have 6-7 related females
- within the African group of elephants there are 2 more groups
- female elephants are called cows
- male elephants are called bulls
- baby elephants are called calfs
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