African Elephants

African elephants are the world’s largest land animal.  They live all over the African Savannah.  They can stand on their hind legs to reach tasty leaves that only giraffes can also reach.  They have 100,000 muscles in their trunks.

An African elephant’s main predators are lions and hyenas; although most other predators will eat or try to eat a baby or elephant carcass.  To defend themselves against these predators, an elephant can stomp on them with it’s gigantic feet, squeeze them or throw them with it’s trunk, or simply fall on them.

African elephant with tree