Wednesday, August 20, 2008

ABC Wednesday-E

Ellen and Elliot Eldridge Enjoy their Exciting ride on the Enormous Elephant named Elise.
Elephants are the biggest mammals living on the Earth. They may live up to 70 years.
There are two types of Elephants - African Elephants and Asian or Indian Elephants.
Asian or Indian Elephants live in forests in Asia and African Elephants live below the Sahara Desert in bush, forests and on grassy plains.
They resemble Each other only from a distance.
Both are big, have a trunk, a tail and tusks.
Looking closer, there is a huge difference between the African Elephant and the Asian Elephant.
African--4000-7000 kg
Asian----3000-6000 kg
Shoulder height:
African--3-4 Meter
Asian----2-3.5 Meter
African--More Wrinkled
Highest point:
African--On the shoulder
Asian----On the back
Size of the Ears:
African--Bigger, reach up over the neck
Asian----Smaller, do not reach over the neck
Shape of the back:
Asian----Convex or straight
Shape of the head:
African--Not crumpled from the front to the back
No humped structures
No dent on forehead
Asian----Crumpled from the front to the back
Humped structures on top of head
Forehead dented
African--Existing with both sexes, bigger with males
Asian----Males in many cases have tusks
Females have only rudimentary or no tusks
Lower Lip:
African--Short and round
Asian----Long and tapered
Trunk End:
African--With two fingers
Asian----With one finger
Hopefully I have Enlightened, Entertained and Educated you about Everything you Ever wanted to know about Elephants.
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what more can be said!

CaBaCuRl said...

OMG...yes I am all those 3 'E' have put so much effort into your E post ( as you always do). I had no idea there were so many differences between the 2 types of elephants...I just knew about their ears. Thanks for teaching me something today.

Denise said...

Fascinating! So much to learn.

ArneA said...

Are Indian and Thai elephants equal and called Asians, or do you mean Indian through Asian

Liz said...

And I thought it was just their ears that were different!

magiceye said...

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naturglede said...

Love your post today. Have a nice ride teddies!

Bibi said...

Hello. I found your post very interesting today and have often browsed. Thanks for your comment on mine. I won't be able to check others' blogs for a while, due to a very serious illness in our immediate family. This occurred right before a trip we were to take; I'd already uploaded photos to cover me.. Please send good thoughts this way.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Educational and excellent!

RuneE said...

And that should be about Everything about Elephants...

'JoAnn's-D-Eyes'NL said...

hello Dear bear,
Your post's always are impressive full with words (I don't know yet because my mothertongue is Dutch)So thank you for your gret wordlist every week, I am not able to post always a comment, nor visit always everyone,but I just want YOU to know that "I keep always an eye open " to watch/visit your blog THANK YOU!


Mental P Mama said...

Excellent and erudite!

marina said...

It looks like you 've done a huge research for elephants...Great job!

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Egads! Exactly the information I seek! Thank you! =D

AphotoAday said...

Well, shoot, who would have guessed all those differences...   Never in a million safaris...

ellen b said...

You certainly have educated this here Ellen. I guess I could have put a photo of me up for E :0)
Love your bears on this elephant. Have a wonderful day...

The Mulligan Family said...

Fantastic post! Wonderful and informative commentary. Thanks for visiting my site and for your kind comments! Cheers! Cindy

kenju said...

Excellent information on elephants!!

Minnesotablue said...

I sure learned a lot about elephants. I have always found then to be wonderful creatures. So majestic.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the considerate comment.

Blue said...

How funny... I did elephants too!

DeeJay said...

WOW! surpasses my Elephant post
I have ridden an Indian elephant in Sri Lanka but was told on this years African safari trip that you cannot do that with African elephants as they are far too aggressive

Anu said...

Wow, so much about elephants. I posted Elephant-Headed-God but learning so much about elephants from you.
Thank you for your visit.

bobbie said...

Your Elephant post is Elegant! I do love elephants. They are some of my favorite people.

Rambling Woods said...

Thank you for your kind comment about my dragonfly post. Be sure to show it to your husband. I didn't know the difference between the elephants and you have an excellent post showing the differences and I love and have teddy bears.

Ackworth Born said...

eeeee what an enlightening earful

Gary ("Old Dude") said...

as for the Elephant info, its Easily enough to elicit identificati0n of the species, be it of the African or Asian genre.

Gary (old dude)

Daryl said...

Fascinating info .. and adorable photo


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the fascinating info! I've always loved elephants and, when I was little and blew out the candles for my birthday wish, I prayed to find an elephant in our backyard.
Sadly, my dream never came true. But, if I would have had to have cleaned up after him, maybe it was all for the best!

peppylady said...

Great list on elephant.
I like to add one more thing and I hope you don't mind.

It seems that they use Asian Elephant for circus.

I real like your super food list on your last post.

Thanks for pop in again and the coffee is always on.

leslie said...

I always adore your posts! And thanks for popping by with your lovely comments. :D

Dianne said...

Excellent! :)

I didn't notice if anyone else mentioned it but I believe elephants mate for life, which is why I despise that a circus will come along and separate them.

Fairy Mae said...

You did your research! Great E!

Columbo said...

Great posting with a lot of information which was very interesting. Great shot of Elise and all the crew.

Suburbia said...

My daughter loves Ellies. That picture is so cute!
Thanks for visiting me:)

Sherry Stewart said...

Wow, now I know al about elephants! (except how it might be to ride one, but if I go to India, I'll ride an elephant. THanks for visiting my blog Bear, and nice to meet you..! Bear hugs!

me ann my camera said...

E for everything I need to know of Elephants. Lots of interesting information here.

photowannabe said...

Well you certainly gave us a lot of detailed information. Thanks for it and your cute picture of the elephant.

Tere {Blessings in Life} said...

This is a great post and so much to learn. Thanks for the visit!

starnitesky said...

So many interesting things about elephants, I like Elsie and her companions.

D Herrod said...

Very nice and like your Elephant facts as well.

Tash said...

Very enlightening & engaging & engrossing! I shall from now on know the difference. I thought of 'E' for elephants, but defintely did not imagine such a charming post as you have here.

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Tommy V said...

great post

April said...

Cute picture and wonderful post! I love elephants!!

Lynette said...

An interesting and informative ABC post. Thanks!

Gordon said...

I am truly enlightened about elephants; thank you. And as usual your teddies are cute.

i beati said...

you rocked the e's pain better???

Lehners in France said...

I prefer the African elephants. I love the noises they make and their size. It was very exciting being charged by a herd of them when we were on horseback in Africa. Luckily my husband was born in Africa and told me at the crucial moment to turn the horse. Bon weekend Debs x

Nydia said...

Wow, loved reading all the list about the eephants! Som any details we don't notice at first sight! And lovely little bears, as usual!

Kisses from Nydia.

Nydia said...

Wow, loved reading all the list about the eephants! Som any details we don't notice at first sight! And lovely little bears, as usual!

Kisses from Nydia.

Wendy said...

Whoa! I've learned a lot! Thanks for the posting. Very interesting.

CherryPie said...

Very interesting post, I am fond of elephants!