This elephant blocks is so cute.
Elephant is an animal with trunk and big ears. So far, elephant is the largest existing land animal.
Let’s learn about anatomy of an elephant. In this page you will find information about trunk, tusks and ears.
Trunk is an important part of elephant. It is a fusion of the nose and upper lip. Elephant’s trunk has many functions.
Firstly, it is for breathing. Secondly, the function is to bring food to the mouth and also to drink. With the trunk, an
elephant can crack a peanut shell, without breaking the seed. It is a wonder, isn’t it? Thirdly, the trunk is to grasp object. For your information, an adult elephant can lift heavy objects. The other function of trunk is to spray water to their bodies.
Elephant has a pair of tusk. In fact, tusks are part of elephant’s teeth. With the tusks, an elephant can move trees or branches in their way. Elephants also use the tusk to dig for water under mud or sand. Although it is uncommon, but the length of tusks can up to 9 feet and the weight can more than 200 ponds.
If you compare ears of elephant with other animals, then you will find that elephant has big ears. Sometimes the elephants flap their ears. The purpose is to maintain the temperature of their body.
Elephant has big legs to support the body. Can you guess the weight of an elephant? Well, the weight of elephants can up to more than 7 tons. It’s very heavy, isn’t it?
Did you know?
- Elephant has tough skin, but it is very sensitive. The elephants need to have mud bath regularly to protect their skin from burning, insect bites and moisture loss.
- The height of an elephant can up to 11 inches.
- Elephant is herbivorous.
- An elephant can live up to 70 years old.
- Elephants have big head with short neck.
- An elephant can wrestle with other elephant using the trunk.
- Elephants are unable to jump.
- Elephant blocks in this page is from magnetic blocks.