Into the Wild

May 3, 2019
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Amazing Creatures

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Elephants are huge. They are the largest land animals on Earth. They roam through parts of Africa and Asia. Join TFK on an elephant safari. Let’s learn about these incredible mammals.

Here Comes the Herd

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Elephants travel together in large groups called herds. A herd is made up of females and young elephants. The grown-up elephants work together to take care of the young.

The Nose Knows

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Elephants are known for their long, flexible trunks. A trunk is a helpful thing to have. An elephant breathes and smells through its trunk. The trunk also helps the animal drink water and feed itself. This elephant is about to munch on grass. Chomp chomp!

It’s Shower Time!

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Elephants know how to beat the heat. They suck up water through their trunks. Then they spray themselves with it. Woosh!

Terrific Tusks

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Lots of elephants have tusks. Tusks are gigantic teeth. The animal uses them to dig and for defense. Did you know that an elephant’s tusks never stop growing?

A Species at Risk

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Some types of elephants are endangered. This means that they are at risk of dying out. That’s because people hunt them.