What is the difference between the African and the African forest elephant? How much milk do the young calves drink? How do elephants communicate? Find out the answers to these questions and learn many more fascinating facts about these incredible animals in this new addition to the Animal Lives series from QED. This series is a great introduction to the world of animals – where they live, how they grow and learn, what they eat and the dangers they have to face.
Animal Lives has all the facts on your favourite ocean animals. Each title in this appealing series takes an up-close look at a different creature, exploring habitat, conservation and animal adaptation, as well as looking at the life cycle of the particular animal and the way the young survive – often against tremendous odds. This series also discusses the importance of protecting endangered species and their habitats. It is illustrated with stunning photographs. World locator maps show where each animal can be found.
Additional facts provided in animal fact buttons throughout. It addresses up-to-the-minute conservation issues. It includes glossary and index Author Information.
The elephant p4
Elephant types p6
Where do you find elephants? p8
Beginning life p10
Growing up p12
Living in a herd p14
Keeping cool p26
Elephants in danger p28
Life cycle p30
Sally Morgan is an experienced freelance author and consultant, writing mostly children's non-fiction books on natural history, environment, sciences and geography. She has written more than 250 titles to date.