Слайд 2: An Elephant’s Trunk
An adult African elephant’s nose is about 7 feet (2m) long. It is used for touching and grasping as well as smelling. An Elephant’s Trunk To keep cool, elephants spray water and dust on themselves with their trunks. If you look a little closer at an African elephant’s trunk, you can see that it has 2 ‘fingers’ on the end of it to pick things like leaves off the ground and trees.
Слайд 3: An Elephant’s Trunk
An elephant will raise its trunk in the air when it smells something interesting. An Elephant’s Trunk Trunks are used for making loud noises to roar as a warning and to show affection by wrapping them around another elephant’s trunk. Baby elephants suck their trunks as a sign of comfort just like humans suck their thumbs!
Слайд 4: Food and Drink
When an elephant drinks, it can suck up to 2 gallons (9 litres) of water up into its trunk which it then curls up and releases in to its mouth Food and Drink They eat leaves, grass, roots and bits of tree bark. An elephant can eat up to 300lbs (135 kg) of food a day!
Слайд 5: Parts of an elephant
Ears Dipped back Tail Mouth Tusks Two ‘fingers’ on end of trunk 4 or 5 toes 3 toes Forehead
Слайд 6: Parts of an elephant
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Слайд 7: A Few Facts
Elephants can live up to 70 years old and can weigh up to 6 tonnes A Few Facts Elephants have the longest pregnancy of all animals – 22 months! Their scientific name is Loxodonta Africana. A baby elephant is called a calf. Their Swahili name is ‘ Tembo ’.