Discover the world of elephants their natural history, behavior, and how humans have changed their lives
Did you know that elephants consume hundreds of pounds of food each day, can weigh up to 8 tons, and charge at speeds close to 25 mph? Native to Africa and Asia, elephants are the largest living land mammal—and one of the most intelligent. Get an insider’s view of these remarkable animals, their natural history, and relationships with people in this informative guide. See the adult "tusker," inside an elephant's mouth, a baby elephant feeding, an elephant in a threatening posture, and an elephant painting a picture. Learn how to tell an African elephant apart from an Asian elephant at a glance, why elephants are worshipped in some countries, how long an elephant's tusks can grow, how elephants "talk" to each other, and why the future of elephants is threatened. Discover why elephants walk on their tiptoes, how much food an adult elephant eats in a day, the cruelty of the ivory trade, what an elephant does to keep cool, and much, much more.
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