African elephant calf

African elephant calf

Numéro de catalogue
14763
Dimensions
2.7 x 1.4 x 2.2 inch (L x P x H)
Âge recommandé
3-8 ans
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Détails
Newborn baby elephants already weigh 100 kilograms and are 90 centimetres tall. After just half an hour they can stand on their own legs and run with the herd.
Baby elephants are still quite clumsy after their birth and must first learn how to handle their trunks. They are still not able to feed themselves with it, so suckle from their mothers for the first year. In the process they gain a good kilo in weight each day. It is very important that they grow big quickly, because a lion or crocodile can hardly cause any harm to healthy, adult animals. If a predator does come dangerously close, the adults form a circle around the young. They are well protected in the middle.
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Faits amusants

At birth, a baby elephant falls from a height of around 7 centimetres. But this doesn't harm it.

Faits scientifiques

  • Nom scientifique: Loxodonta africana
  • Accueil: Afrique
  • Etat de conservation: Vulnérable
  • Habitat primaire: Forêt, savane, arbustaie, prairie