B5 L3 The Amazing Elephant (Introduction: Easily-recognized appearance…
B5 L3 The Amazing Elephant
Introduction: Easily-recognized appearance
time: 37 mil ago
way of life: aquatic life
used trunks for breathing
use trunks as a snorkel when crossing a river
ancestor: mammoth (from 4.8 mil to 4,500 ago)
2 in Africa
African forest elephant
African savannah ele.
1 in Asia
Asian ele. or India ele.
pick up tiny objects and pull a huge tree
breathing, smelling, feeding, drinking, touching, communicating
like combining both human hands and a nose
Intelligent and sensitive
use tools obtained from the habitat
communicate with each other
feel long-distance vibration with feet
have good memory & pass down to gen.
eg. shun away from the Maasai people's clothes
female-dominant family herd
ruled by oldest & experienced female elephant
longest duration of an unborn baby (22 m)
female relatives help take care of the newborn
relatives greet newborn and mourn the death
conclusion: though huge in size, strong, they are graceful and meek.