Elephant herd at a water hole

Meet The Elephantidae

The Elephantidae is a small, yet massive group of terrestrial animals. Based on the name it is very easy to figure out what animals are found in this family. It’s the elephants! Elephants are massive and intelligent animals that form strong family bonds.  These huge animals are known by their massive bodies, large ears and…

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What Is A Proboscis?

You may not have heard the word proboscis before, but you have probably seen a proboscis before.  In fact the world largest mammal has a proboscis. Yup, that’s right defenders! The animal we are talking about is the elephant and the proboscis is the the elephants nose!  However, a proboscis is not just any ordinary…

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What is a Mammal?

Mammals are a group of animals with many traits that make them different from other animals. We have laid out the main characteristics of being mammal.  Endothermic (or “warm blooded”) which means they have a set body temperature. Have fur or hair Give birth to their babies alive, as opposed to laying eggs like fish…

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