Hi guys! Welcome to my all new website. The reason that this website was made was to teach you all about the earth's endangered inhabitants. The animal of the week is a elephant, which is shown below. Here are some facts to teach you about them.
The largest land mammal on earth, African elephants can weigh up to eight tons.It's distinguished by it's large body, floppy ears and big trunk, used for drinking and trumpeting to others, to greeting others, and of course grabbing objects. But, Asian elephants differ from there cousins, African elephants. They are much smaller in size, and have flat bottoms of their ears, unlike the African elephants fan shaped ears. Only some male asian elephants have tusks, while all Africans do. Usually, elephants have a particular tusk they use more, which is smaller due to wear and tear. Its kinda like if you are right or left handed. African elephants have three toes on there hind feet and five on there front feet, while asians have four on there back feet and five on there front feet. Elephants are organized into social structures of complex females and babies, while the males live alone. A calf is born every 4-5 years and after a gestation period of 22 months, the longest of any mammal. They stay with there mothers for years, and other females do help take care. African and Asian elephants need extensive land to survive. They consume hundreds of pounds of plant a day, and require extensive amounts of food, water, and of course, space. As a result, they place great demands on the environment and often come with conflict with humans for resources.