The Elephant: The History And History Of African Elephants

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Elephants are dated to be around this earth for about six million years ago. Mammoth remains have been found in Europe, Africa, Asia, and North America, today most of elephants around earth are mostly found only around Africa. Mammoths are also believed to have originally evolved in North Africa about 4.8 million years ago, where bones of them have been found in Chad, Libya, and Morocco. I believe that throughout time the mammoth has evolved to not become extinct. In spite the fact that the mammoth is extinct now is said by scientists that it is mostly because of human influence. During the ice age there were many mammals such as giant ground slots and mammoths. All of these animals have long since gone extinct and their existence is known…show more content…
At present time Elephants have small ears to help them radiate the African heat. Elephants are in much need of water, they enjoy showering themselves by sucking water with their trunks and spraying it all over themselves because sometimes the heat can become really overwhelming, then they roll around dust to create a protective coat on their skin. Elephants today also use their trunks to eat their food. Another use their trunk for plucking leaves, but sometimes when they have to tear branches they hurt their trunk creating damage to the foliage. African Elephants eat around four hundred fifty kilograms (450) of vegetation per day. Their diet is grasses, fruit, and bark. The male African Elephant weighs around four thousand seven hundred kg to six thousand kilograms (4,700- 6,000). The female elephant weighs around two thousand a hundred sixty kg to three thousand two hundred thirty kg (2, 060- 3,030). Their scientific classification is Animalia, Chordata, Mammalia, Proboscidea, Elephantidae. The African elephant is one the largest mammals around this time, and it is an endangered species thanks to us humans for hunting

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