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  1. African Elephant By: Ace

  2. Habitat • Forest • Open grasslands • Africa • Plains • Near water

  3. Food • Do not eat meat Small branches • Grass Leaves • FruitRoots • Tree bark Twigs

  4. Offspring • 22 months before it is born • Babies are called calves • At birth –3.5 feet tall and weigh about 200 pounds • Covered with hair • Drinks mothers milk until 4 or 5 years old

  5. Physical Characteristics • Average male is 13.5 feet tall • Average female is 8.5 feet tall • Average weight is 13,000 pounds • Each ear weighs about 110 pounds • Small eyes • Two long teeth called tusks • Dip in back • Trunk is a very long nose and top lip joined together

  6. Enemies • MAN • LIONS • HYENAS

  7. Interesting Facts • Largest brain of any animal • Males,Bulls • Females ,cows • Great swimmers • Travel in “herds” • Biggest animal that lives on land • 750,000 in the world

  8. References • Elephants: Facts.Stories.Games • Animals in the Wild: Elephants • Eyewitness Books: Elephants • www.google.com images