Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Kenyan safari: The African Elephant

The elephant is one of the most interesting and beautiful creatures on earth. It is the largest animal on land with some bulls growing up to about thirteen feet tall. They can weigh up to seven tones for the bulls- about the weight of a truck.
Elephants are unique in that they smell, eat, and wash themselves using their long flexible trunks. In addition they have elongated teeth made of ivory that aid them in getting food. They do use them also to lift heavy objects including pushing down trees. These teeth are called tusks.
The most obvious characteristic of elephants, besides their massive size, is their trunk. Cont...