Elephas Maximus

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Elephas Maximus

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Elephas Maximus

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How do they obtain thier food?Elephants get thier food by eating plants They are herbivores so they dont eat meat

Why should we protect elephants?They clear a way through the forest which provides habitat for other animals to live in.Thier manure can be used as soil but it is also a food source for some animals like birds.Elephants are some times used to help us with difficult tasks like lifting logs.

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Where do they live?A tropical rain forest biomeA temperature range of 22.56° celciusA precipitation range of 172.63 mm. per month

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Why are elephants endangered?There's been a lot of habitat loss(Glenn)Many hunters poach them for the ivory in thier tusksThere isnt enough food

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How do they look like?5-14 ft. tall and up to 30 ft. in length(redlist)Weighs 6,000-15,000 lbs.thick wrinkly skin thats grey or brownSome males have tusks but no females do

What do they eat?Grass, leaves, bamboo, and rootsThey spend up to 18 hours a day getting foodElephants need a permanent water supply nearby

CitationsGlenn, C.R. "Earth’s endangered creatures-Asian Elephant Facts" Asian Elephant. Earth’s Endangered Creatures, 2006 Web. 8 Mar. 2015."Asian Elephant Videos, Photos and Facts." Wildscreen, 13 Sept 2010. Web. 8 Mar. 2015."Basic Facts About Elephants." Elephas Maximus. Wildscreen, 2015. Web. 4 Feb. 2015.Choudhury, A., Lahiri Choudhury, D.K.,Desai, A., Duckworth, J.W., Easa, P.S., Johnsingh, A.J.T., Fernando, P., Hedges, S., Gunawardena, M., Kurt, F., Karanth, U., Lister, A., Menon, V., Riddle, H.,Rübel, A. & Wikramanayake, E. Elephas Maximus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2008. 4 Mar 2015."Asian Elephant" National Geographic. National Geographic, 1996-2015. Web. 8 Mar. 2015.

Fun FactThe Asian elephant has a flat forehead and curved back unlike the African elephant.

Fun FactThese elephants eat up to 300-400 lbs of food everyday.


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