Elephants are the largest mammals in the world that live on land. They have a gentle personality, and are very sensitive and clever.
Elephants live in family groups. All the babies and females follow the oldest female elephant. The adult males live alone.
Elephants eat leaves, grass and tree barks. They can spend up to 16 hours a day looking for food.
Elephants can cry, laugh, have incredible memories, and are very intelligent. For example, they can recognize themselves in the mirror. Just few animals are able to do that.
The most amazing feature of the elephant is its long nose. The elephants use the trunk to eat, drink, touch and great each other, and grab small items.
Asian elephants have smaller ears and tusks than African elephants. The tusks are made of ivory, which is very valuable.
The ears of the African elephant are about 1,5 m long. The elephants flap their big ears to cool themselves.
Time for a Rhyme
The elephant goes
Like this, like that.
He is very big,
He is very fat.
He has no fingers,
He has no toes.
He has four legs
And one long nose!