Elephants By Mrs. Jacobs Elephants live on the continent of Africa and Asia. African elephants live on grasslands, savannahs and open woodlands. Asian elephants live on the edge of the rainforest and in scrub forests. African Elephants
By Mrs. Jacobs
Asianelephants live on the
edge of the rainforest
and in scrub forests.
African elephants have large ears shaped like the continent of Africa. The long trunk is used to get food and water. The male and female both have ivory tusks. Their skin is wrinkly gray-brown and almost hairless.
The Asian elephant is smaller than the African elephant. Only male Asian elephants have tusks. Just like the African elephant, the Asian elephant has big ears. The ears not only help the elephant to hear well, but they also use them to help get rid of excess body heat. The flap them back and forth like a fan. Their skin is wrinkled, gray-brown with almost no hair.