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Habitat

Food

Life Cycle

Fun Facts

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African elephants are
huge mammals. They can stand
13 feet (4 meters) tall.
African elephants have thick,
gray skin and large ears.
They use their two tusks to
dig and to fight off enemies.

Habitat

African elephants live
in Africa. They find food
on flat, grassy savannas.
Elephants need trees
and water to stay cool
in the hot sun.

Food

Every day, elephants eat
more than 200 pounds
(91 kilograms) of food.
They grab grass, fruit,
or leaves with their trunks.
They tear bark from trees
with their tusks.

Life Cycle

A baby elephant
is called a calf.
Every female in the herd
helps the mother raise
her calf. African elephants
may live to be 60 years old.

Fun Facts

  • Elephants weigh
    about 15,400 pounds
    (7,000 kilograms).
  • Elephants spend up to
    18 hours eating every day.
  • Elephants roll in mud
    or swim almost every day.

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