An elephant's trunk is an essential tool it uses for touching, smelling, drinking, & sensing the shape, size, & temperature of an object. Trunks are made of an estimated 100,000 muscles & are flexible enough to be used for :taking baths, fighting off predators,& finding food. Their trunk is up to 2 meters long & also assists the elephant in gathering up to 300 lbs. of food. This includes a variety of roots, fruit, grasses, & bark gathered on any single day! Elephants are vegetarians!
My trunk is like my right arm!(even though I don't have one)Female elephants, or cows, live in family herds with their young, & are led by a dominant female known as a matriarch.Adult males tend to prefer roaming as loners. For an elephant, raising a family requires a serious commitment! Elephants are pregnant for about 22 months,longer than any other mammal!And how would ewe like to deliver a 200 lb. baby? OUCH! They begin giving birth at twelve years of age & have a calf every 2-4 years. They live up to 70 yrs.of age!
Ewe wouldn't think I weighed 200 lbs. at birth, being so cute & all !
Mud baths are so helpful for protecting our sensitive skin !
Elephants have a natural cooling system, located in their ears! Blood is circulated throughout the ear in a complicated system of blood vessels.Keeping cool in the African climate is essential for survival! Elephants need to drink over 200 liters of water daily! Elephants also keep cool by swimming & using their trunk as a snorkel in deeper water.Finally,the rumor has it that elephants don't forget!
|I bet ewe didn't know that besides being intelligent, that I'm also very creative!|
that sheep have a Shepherd to lead them while elephants don't!
I just want to be a sheep, Baa ! Baa!As Ewe celebrate life today, allow the goodness & love of the Good Shepherd to lift Ewe above the fray! Enjoy His provision for Ewe today & everyday!
"Bless the Lord Oh my soul & forget not all His benefits;Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases,"Ps. 103:2,3