African Bush Elephant
2010-10-24 @ 18:28:20 African Bush Elephant is an intelligent animal. The brain of the elephant is weighing the about 6000 g.
Elephants live in herds. The oldest female is a head of the herd.
A man is the greatest threat to elephants. Elephants are in danger as a result of destroying the environment and the poaching. Killing for ivory, skins and the meat, frequently for sport led to the fall in the population of around a few million elephants to 700 tys. of specimens in 1989. Now the African elephant is being protected with regulations of the Washington convention (CITES).
African Bush Elephant - diet
2010-10-24 @ 17:53:54
African Bush Elephants are herbivorous. They are devouring grass of different kind leaves, shorter branches and boughs and fruits. Elephants have few teeth, which are used for them for grinding food down. Elephants most often die with death from starvation in 70. of year of the living because of loss of all teeth for the time. Because of that they cannot take more food up. The daily nutritional demand at elephants exceeds 200 kg. A demand for water is 190 l.
African Bush Elephant - appearance
2010-10-14 @ 19:28:37 African Elephant is the largest living terrestrial animal, normally reaching 6 to 7.3 metres in length and 3 to 3.5 metres in height at the head, and weighing between 6,000 to 9,000 kg.
-a large head
-a large and muscular trunk
-two prominent tusks
-a short neck
-a large, barrel-like body
-four long and heavy legs
-relatively short tail
-a heavy but flexible layer of gray-brown skin.
2010-10-08 @ 06:13:07
The tiger (Panthera tigris), a member of the Felidae family, is the largest of the four "big cats" in the genus Panthera. Native to much of eastern and southern Asia. Reaching up to 3.3 metres in total length, weighing up to 300 kilograms, and having canines up to 4 inches long. Aside from their great bulk and power, their most recognisable feature is a pattern of dark vertical stripes that overlays near-white to reddish-orange fur, with lighter underparts. The most numerous tiger subspecies is the Bengal tiger while the largest is the Siberian tiger.
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