Scientific Research Luke Grogan, Class 5, due: may 16, genus: loxodonta

Reproduction

Reproduction is how animals create offspring

Scientist in the field of elephant reproduction: Paul G. Allen, microsoft founder, and donated to scientific study led by the non profit Elephants Without Borders. He donated a lot of money and had insight on the situation

Adapt to environment

An organism's ability to change itself in any way that helps it survive better in its environment

Scientist in the field of elephant adaptation: Diana Reiss and Preston Forever at City University New York successfully found that elephants are smarter than what researchers once thought by giving the elephants at the national zoo in Washington D.C. problem solving tests and the elephants passed

Grow and develop

Changes in size, features, and ability that makes organisms mature enough to survive on their own

HELP WANTED!

Elephant calves need to develop tusks, trunks, and must grow to survive in the wild! They need their tusks for defense, their trunks for spraying and drinking water and other functions, and need their enormous size to look scary to predators! Elephants need your care until they can develop and survive in the wild

Maintain Homestasis

AN organism's natural internal balance that must be regulated correctly or the organism will die

HELP WANTED!

Elephants need large ears to flap to keep them cool. Elephants need trunks to splash themselves with cool water to maintain homeostasis. Elephants need long legs to release heat. Elephants need smooth skin with no fur to deflect heat! Elephants must have these things to maintain homeostasis!

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