Monday, July 3, 2017

Elephants Elephants Everywhere!

  1. Did you know that elephants can hear one another’s trumpeting calls up to 5 miles away.
  2. Elephants are not only cultural icons  in India  and throughout Asia, they also help to maintain the integrity of their forest and grasslands habitats.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

1 comment:

  1. Kia Ora,

    Its Georgia here from the Summer Learning Journey Programme. Those are some awesome facts you have about Elephants, they are really great animals aren't they!

    We are thrilled that you've registered for the Summer Learning Journey with us. I know it can sometimes be tricky to get started. I have included a link to the week one activities, but remember, you can do them in any order! Check out the activities on our website, and then post your responses to the activities here on your blog site.

    I am so excited to read all of your posts!

    Nga mihi