Did you know that elephants can hear one another’s trumpeting calls up to 5 miles away.
Elephants are not only cultural icons in India and throughout Asia, they also help to maintain the integrity of their forest and grasslands habitats.
The elephants gestation period is 22 months - longer than any other land animal in the world. A new born human baby weighs an average of 7 pounds while a newborn elephant baby can weigh up to 260 pound! The baby can stand up shortly after being born.
The oldest known elephant in the world lived for 86 years (1917 - 2003). The average lifespan of an elephant is from 50 to 70 years. The largest known elephant was shot in Angola in 1956 and weighed about 24 000 pounds! It had a shoulder height of 3.96 metres.
Kia ora my name is Mapihi and I am a year six student at Te Kura o Waima up North in the Hokianga. This Term I am an independent worker and I am researching elephants. This is some of my independent work I have been working on this term. My next learning step is to participate in more sporting events, and feel free to comment and leave some ideas or hints so I can improve and expand on.