World Elephant Day

Five Fast and Fun Facts about Elephants:

  1. They are scared of Bees
  2. They get Sunburned (and protect themselves and the Baby Elephants of the Herd by covering themselves with Sand).
  3. Female Elephants have the longest gestation of all the Land Mammals (22 Months)
  4. African Elephants can sense Seismic Signals from the Ground with Sensory cells in their Feet. The Vibration/Sound travels up their foot/leg/shoulder into their Middle Ear.
  5. They have the ability to recognize themselves when shown a Mirror.

For kids that love Elephants… Check out our Jungle Party Help (with Free Elephant Printables!)