Elephant Facts For Kids Ages 9-12
In the Clouducated Kids Nonfiction Book, Elephant Facts For Kids, you will learn many interesting elephant facts.
- There are three kinds of elephants: Elephants are large and impressive animals. There are two kinds of elephants that live in Africa: the African savanna elephant and the African forest elephant. There is one kind of elephant that lives in Asia: the Asian elephant.
- Elephants have long trunks: Elephants are the only animals on Earth with a trunk. An adult savanna elephant’s trunk is about 7 feet (2 m) long. An elephant uses its trunk to bring food and water to its mouth. The elephant wraps its trunk around the food and brings it to its mouth. The elephant collects some water in the end of the trunk and empties it into its mouth.
- Elephants use their trunks in many ways: An elephant’s trunk is like a hand and a nose combined. It gives the elephant a way to taste, touch, smell, and breathe. The trunk is used for grasping objects, and spraying water all over itself. An elephant uses its trunk like a snorkel when it swims underwater. The elephant makes sure that the tip is above the waterline so that it can breathe. Elephants also use their trunks to show affection. They wrap their trunks around each other and hug.
- Elephants have tusks: Some elephants have long ivory teeth, called tusks. Millions of elephants have been killed for their ivory tusks. One hundred years ago, there were about 10 million elephants in Africa. Today there are only about 400 thousand African elephants. Many people are working to save the elephants.
In Elephant Facts For Kids you will learn:
- Elephants Are Mammals
- Elephants Are Warm-Blooded
- Elephants Are Vertebrates
- What Elephants Look Like
- African And Asian Elephants Are Different
- Where Elephants Live
- What Elephants Eat
- Elephants Are Social Animals
- Elephants Live In Herds
- What A Matriarch Is
- Where Elephants Give Birth
- How Elephants Protect Their Young