From Tail to TrunkBy
From Tail to Trunk
The elephant uses its long, skinny tail to swat at flies.
An elephant’s gray skin is thick and wrinkled, but it can still get sunburned.
Kids, don’t try sitting under an elephant at home!
A trunk is a very long nose for breathing and smelling. Like a hand, it carries food and water to the elephant’s mouth.
Elephant ears are as big as blankets! Elephants can spread their ears to look even bigger to scare other animals away.
Tusks are large pointed teeth used as weapons or digging tools.
Wide, padded feet help elephants walk quietly.
How big is an elephant?
It’s really, really big! The elephant is the largest animal that lives on land. Scientists measured one elephant that weighed more than a school bus full of children!
Can you think of any animal bigger than an elephant? Can you name some animals that are smaller?