13 April 2009

Facts of the day!

The first elephant ever seen in the United States arrives from India.
This happened in 1796.
The elephant is the largest animal on earth!
The name of this nice and cute animal comes from "elaph".
Elaph is a Greek word and means ivory.
There are only two species of elephants: the African elephant and the Asian elephant.
The African elephant lives south of the Sahara Desert in Africa. They need large ears to cool off their bodies. Some live on the flat grasslands, called savannahs, while others live in the forest. The elephants that live in the forest have a smaller body and tusks than the elephants that live on the savannahs.

The Asian elephant is smaller than the African elephant and has smaller ears. Asian elephants live in jungle habitats. It's quite different than the desserts of Africa. Water and vegetation is more plentiful in the jungle. They do not need wrinkled skin to trap moisture or large ears to fan their bodies.
My favourite is Babar!

He's a very intelligent elephant. Yes, he is!
People say that he's got good memory, too.

1 comment:

CMP said...

My daughter prefers Babar, too.
I prefer giraffes:)