Elephant Facts For Kids Ages 6-8
In the Clouducated Kids Nonfiction Book, Elephant Facts For Kids, you will learn many interesting facts about elephants.
- Elephants are animals with trunks: Elephants are huge gray animals with wrinkly skin and long trunks! An elephant is the only animal that has a trunk. An elephant’s trunk can be up to 7 feet (2 m) long!
- African elephants live in Africa: African elephants live in many areas of Africa. African savanna elephants live on the grassy plains of the African savanna. Sometimes they live in deserts or swamps. African forest elephants live in the rainforests of Africa. African elephants can weigh over 15,000 pounds (7,000 kg). They have large ears that are shaped like the continent of Africa!
- Asian elephants live in Asia: Asian elephants live in the forests of Southern Asia and Southeast Asia. Asian elephants look different than African elephants. Asian elephants are smaller and usually weigh less than African elephants. Their ears are smaller too.
- Elephants live in herds: Elephants are social animals that live in groups, called herds. A herd can be one female adult and her young, but is more often several related females, such as grandmothers, sisters, aunts, and cousins.
- Elephants work together: The size of the herd varies, with about 10-40 elephants in a herd. Elephants work together as a team to help each other find food and care for the young. Older sisters and cousins often baby-sit the new baby elephants.
- The matriarch is the leader: The leader of the herd, often the oldest in the group, is called the matriarch. She teaches her daughters and the younger females where to find food and water. When a matriarch dies, the next oldest female usually takes her place.
In Elephant Facts For Kids you will learn:
- Are Elephants Warm-Blooded Mammals?
- Do Elephants Have Bones?
- How Many Kinds Of Elephants Are There?
- What Do African Elephants Look Like?
- What Do Asian Elephants Look Like?
- How Long Is An Elephant’s Trunk?
- How Does An Elephant Use Its Trunk?
- What Do Elephants Like To Eat?
- How Do Elephants Communicate With Each Other?
- Do Elephants Live In Groups?
- What Are Elephant Groups Called?
- What Is The Leader Of The Group Called?
- What Are Baby Elephants Called?
- Do Mother Elephants Protect Their Young?