Table of Contents Introduction Body The Trunk Food Cool facts Where It Lives Life cycle Glossary
Introduction The Asian elephant is a mammal. It lives in Asia. It is helpful to humans because it works for people.
Body An adult elephant weighs from 2.041 to 4.990 kilograms. The Asian elephant is smaller than the African elephant. An Asian elephant’s height is from 6.6 to 9.8 feet tall.
The Trunk An elephant’s trunk is actually a long nose with many functions. It is used for smelling, breathing, trumpeting, digging and also for grabbing, especially a meal. Elephants use their trunks to dig for roots and water, strip bark from trees and even for fighting each other. The trunk contains 100,000 different muscles. It can hold up to litres.
Food An Asian elephant eats roots , grass ,fruits and bark and an Asian elephant weighs up to 300 pounds . It weighs so much!
Cool Facts An Asian elephant can live up to 60 years . An Asian elephant group ‘s name is a herd . An Asian elephant is so strong it can push down a tree . They enjoy spraying themselves with water . An Asian elephant does not sleep much. Indian people use elephants to do work..
Habitat An Asian elephant lives in India, China or Pakistan. It mostly lives in hot places. Asian elephants live mostly in jungles.
Life Cycle A mother elephant is pregnant for 22 months. An elephant cow usually gives birth every two to four years. They can live up to 60 years.
Glossary Functions – uses for something