Elephant Facts for Kids

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Join Albert as he explores amazing elephant facts for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergartners. Click on the images to hear silly sounds and then read about fun elephant facts like what do elephants look like?, what sound do elephants make?, how big are elephants?, what do elephants eat?, where do elephants live?, and more fun facts about elephants for kids!

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What do elephants look like?

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Elephants are the biggest animal that lives on land. Elephants are mammals, warm-blooded animals that have fur or hair and feed their babies milk. Elephants have big ears, long teeth called tusks and a long nose called a trunk.

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What sound do elephants make?

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 Most people know that elephants make trumpet sounds, but they also roar, bark, snort, and growl. Elephants also make a low rumbling sound that can be heard 2 miles (3 kilometers) away by other elephants!

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How big are elephants?

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Elephants are the biggest animals that live on land. The biggest elephants can grow up to 13 feet (4 meters) tall and weight up to 14,000 pounds (6,350 kilograms). That’s as tall and heavy as a giant tractor!

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What do elephants eat?

Grass
Berries
Leaves
Roots

Elephants are herbivores, or plant eaters. They eat things like grass, fruit, leaves, tree bark and roots.

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Where do elephants live?

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Elephants live in grasslands (sometimes called savannah), rainforests and even the desert!

More fun facts about elephants for kids

  • There are two types of elephants, African and Asian.
  • African elephants have larger ears shaped like the continent of Africa, while Asian elephants have smaller, rounder ears.
  • African elephants have two “fingers” on the end of their trunk to help them pick things up, while Asian elephants only have one “finger”.
  • Tusks are large teeth that help the elephant dig, lift things, and fight.
  • Female and young Asian elephants have small tusks called “tushes”.
  • Just like people can be left- or right-handed, elephants also have a favorite tusk!
  • Elephants live in groups called herds where the oldest female is in charge.
  • Elephants say hello to each other by raising their trunks high, or sticking their trunks into the other elephant’s mouth!

Sources: Wikipedia, Live Science, Creative Commons, Britannica.com and Freesound.org

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A full alphabetical list of popular animals that start with the letter E for toddlers and preschool kids.

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  9. Elephant Shrew
  10. Elk
  11. Emu
  12. Eurasian Red Squirrel

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