Wednesday, December 26, 2007
African elephants are the tallest land animal.Some male elephants can grow to be thirteen feet tall! That's more than twice as tall as many human adults. Elephants can weigh as much as a school bus—between ten and fourteen thousand pounds! Elephants smell, drink, eat, and wash themselves with their long trunks. They have tusks that help them get food and carry heavy objects. They poop 80 pounds in one day. They can run about 24mph for short distances.