Elephants Life Cycle Jennifer Shin 2 nd grade 2 nd grade standard Plants and animals have predictable life cycles. Students know that organisms reproduce offspring of their own kind and that the offspring resemble their one another.
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Elephants Life Cycle
Plants and animals have predictable life cycles.
Elephants typically reach puberty at thirteen or fourteen years of age
They have offspring up until they are around fifty years old
They may live seventy years or possibly more
A cow produces a single calf and in very rare cases twins
The interval between births is between two and a half to four years
An elephant´s trunk, a union of the nose and upper lip, is a highly sensitive organ with over 100,000 muscle units.
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**Today, there are only two final survivors, Elephas maximus (Asian elephant) & Loxodonta Africana (African elephant). Much like their predecessors, these two are facing a sad future that is near to another man-propelled extinction.