by:Cannon elephant

My animal is an elephant. The elephant is a mammal that is gray with a little bit of hair. It can grow up to 10 to 13 feet tall. It can weigh up to 4 to 7 tons (1 ton = 2,000 pounds). The elephant front legs are bigger than the back legs and female are smaller and have shorter tusks than males.

Elephants are herbivores. To survive the elephant needs different type of grasses and a variety of plants and it depends on the season which plants are available. It uses its trunk to carry its food and water to its mouth

Elephants live in Africa, mainly South Africa. Elephants live somewhere with a lot of grass and water and somewhere not too cold. For shelter the elephants sleep out in in the open. There are usually 10 to 15 related elephants in a group and the female is always the leader.

Elephants are very social, they learn what to eat and how to behave from their mothers and older bulls.

Humans are the elephant biggest predator. Poachers and hunters kill them to get there tusks to sell. If a calf wanders off a predator such as leopard, lion,or jaguar might get a hold of it. The elephant skin is about a 1 to 2 inches so it would take a long time kill it.

Savanna elephants are the largest type of elephant. You can tell which elephant is which from their very large ears. Elephants live for about 70 years and die when there molars wear down and they can’t eat so they starve. The average weight of an elephants heart is 27 to 46 pounds. African elephants eat 350 pounds of food each day.

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