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Can elephants drink through their noses?

Deborah Dennard

Can elephants drink through their noses?

the strange things people say about animals at the zoo

by Deborah Dennard

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Published by Carolrhoda Books in Minneapolis .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Animals -- Miscellanea -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Zoo animals -- Miscellanea.,
  • Questions and answers.

  • About the Edition

    Questions and answers examine and explain common myths and misconceptions about animals seen at the zoo.

    Edition Notes

    Statementby Deborah Dennard ; illustrated by Terry Boles.
    SeriesA Question of science book
    ContributionsBoles, Terry, ill.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQL49 .D425 1993
    The Physical Object
    Pagination32 p. :
    Number of Pages32
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1708387M
    ISBN 100876147198
    LC Control Number92009956
    OCLC/WorldCa25631804

    Humans do not always regard elephants as good neighbors. Horses' shoes are a U-shaped piece of metal. As the price of ivory soared illegal ivory hunters, or poachers, became more organized. This article also debunks the myth. African elephants can grow to a height of about 13 feet and weigh more than ten tons, or 20, pounds! Elephants make many different sounds; humans cannot hear some of these sounds, as their frequency is too low for our ears.

    These areas also provide other valuable food as well as shelter for the elephants. The moose likely got drunk eating apples fermenting on the ground and got stuck in the tree trying to get fresh fruit. Blue whales are the biggest animal on earth. An elephant's trunk is actually a long nose used for smelling, breathing, trumpeting, drinking, and also for grabbing things—especially a potential meal. In the wild, African elephants can live up to 70 years, and Asian elephants up to 60 years. A trunk may be held out to an approaching elephant as a greeting and is also used in caressing, twining, wrestling, and checking reproductive status.

    From roots and berries to seedpods and fruits, the water-loving creatures can eat a lot of different foods. This causes it to come into conflict with people in villages and agricultural areas. Elephants are social animals. In captivity, their mahout may give elephants lettuce, sugarcane, bananas and other fruits and vegetables.


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Can elephants drink through their noses? by Deborah Dennard Download PDF Ebook

Herds and Habitat Female elephants cows live in family herds with their young, but adult males bulls tend to roam on their own.

Since female elephants are known to remain reproductive throughout most of their lives, calf rearing is their primary activity beyond eating and drinking.

Through calculations of body weight, elephant digestion rates, and other factors, the study authors conclude that it would take about a half gallon 1. Fun with food Ice cream is made from whipped-up milk with sugar added. Asian elephants have smaller, rounded ears.

Despite all the playtime and protection, calves still have to navigate through social nuances and establish their social rank within the herd. Some chickens lay eggs that are blue or green on the outside. As the same article says: This raises another question: Even if, under very peculiar circumstances, an elephant were exposed to alcohol, how much would it take to get it drunk?

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A newborn calf weighs between and lbs. They also use their trunks to drink, sucking water part way up Can elephants drink through their noses? book trunks and squirting it into their mouths.

Elephants will also use their tusks to dig for roots; the coarse food is eliminated from their system without being chewed or digested completely. Blood samples from wild elephants have been taken to our labs for ongoing genetic studies; fecal samples are collected for analysis of diet and stress in elephant populations throughout their range to possibly determine health conditions and motivation for elephant travels.

Both male and female African elephants have tusks they use to dig for food and water and strip bark from trees. By the time they are 2 or 3 years old, calves are ready to be weaned.

From roots and berries to seedpods and fruits, the water-loving creatures can eat a lot of different foods. Before pens or pencils were invented, people wrote with the juice of mashed-up flowers or leaves, just like finger painting. Accounts of ethanol inebriation in animals under natural conditions appear mired in folklore.

The Can elephants drink through their noses? book is also responsible for teaching the younger members of her family how to socialize with other elephants.

Tipped to be anywhere between to kg, the Indian elephant adores sugar cane and other crops harvested by humans. The Center was created as a collaborative effort of nearly 70 accredited zoos nationwide. The African elephant is considered vulnerable, according to the IUCN, and the species' population is increasing.

Meet the adorable baby elephants being cared for at Elephants Without Borders elephant orphanage in Botswana. An elephant's diet is not only what they eat; it's also how. These elephants are one of the most genetically valuable African elephant herds in North America.

He weighed about 24, pounds 10, kilograms and was 13 feet 3. As most were orphaned or rescued in the wild, we can only estimate their ages. Elephant calves could be a potential meal for hyenas, lions, leopards, or crocodiles, but as long as they stay near Mom or their herd, they have little to worry about.

As with its food, the elephant then squirts the water into its mouth.Likewise drinking. Elephants do not drink through their trunks, any more than you could drink through your nose. Instead, the trunk sucks up the water (holding up to perhaps ten litres) and then blows the water into the mouth for swallowing.

So elephants have a trunk and a mouth because they need both. Feb 24,  · They suck it up in their trunk and then put the water in their mouth to drink.

Elephants Trunk: An elephant can use its trunk for a variety of purposes. This one is wiping its 42comusa.com proboscis, or trunk, is a fusion of the nose and upper lip, elongated and specialized to become the elephant's most important and versatile appendage. Jul 14,  · Elephants may use their tusks to dig up roots, but most other forms of feeding are performed with their powerful yet incredibly agile trunks.

They can tear grass out of the ground, strip leaves from trees high in the air, break off large branches, or delicately spin a twig inside their mouth to strip off the bark.I can only speculate about their usual fare.

Read pdf. 5 people found pdf helpful. Search. Sort by The character made me cry and laugh out load, he was genuine all the way through. I also listened to the book on audio, if you get the chance do so as the narators voice is fabulous, job well done.

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Water for Elephants: A Novel by Gruen.Elephants cannot breathe whilst drinking water for the same reasons that humans can’t either, nor can most mammals.

The nasal cavity, the mouth parts, the larynx and the esophagus actually interconnect and share passages at some point. So whilst d.Aug 21,  · 10 Ebook You Didn’t Know About Asian Elephants they don't drink from it. Elephants draw water up into their trunk and then blow it out into their mouths.

7. Asian elephants are one of only Author: Abby Callard.