Elephant Coloring Pages for Preschoolers
Elephant is one of the most amazing animal that walks on this earth. You'll be even more amazed at them if you're a kid. I still remember when my father brought me to the zoo and lit was the first time I saw elephant from up close. This mammals look even more gigantic from kids' point of view. I couldn't believe that there are actually animals than can grow this big. I noticed that the poops of adult elephant were even bigger than my head. Aside from their massive size, elephants are also known as one of the smartest animals. That big head of theirs contain real big brain that can memorize a great deal of information.
Anyway, this post contains many elephant coloring pages for kids only. I deliberately separate the difficult elephant printables on another post as to not mix them up. I will post them up soon. Right now, these cute baby elephant coloring pages are what you can have. They can be a good tool to teach your kids about this mammal. Most of the images do not represent the realistic figure of an elephant, so it should be easy enough for kids to color. There's also a funny one on which a giant elephant try to perform a ballet dance. These elephant coloring pages can certainly make your kids excited.
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Printable Elephant Coloring Pages for Kids
Elephant Fun Facts
- The oldest known elephant in the world lived for 86 years (1917 – 2003). The average lifespan of an elephant is from 50 to 70 years. The largest known elephant was shot in Angola in 1956 and weighed about 24 000 pounds! It had a shoulder height of 3.96 metres!
- Elephants have a highly developed brain and the largest of all the land mammals. The brain is 3 or 4 times larger than that of humans although smaller as a proportion of body weight.
- Despite their size, elephants can be turned off by the smallest of critters. One study found that they avoid eating a type of acacia tree that is home to ants. Underfoot, ants can be crushed, but an elephant wants to avoid getting the ants inside its trunk, which is full of sensitive nerve endings.
- An elephant's trunk is actually a long nose used for smelling, breathing, trumpeting, drinking, and also for grabbing things-especially a potential meal. The trunk alone contains about 100,000 different muscles. African elephants have two fingerlike features on the end of their trunk that they can use to grab small items.
- At the age of 16, an elephant can reproduce, but rarely has more than four children throughout her lifetime. At birth, an elephant calf weighs about 230 lbs! Elephants have the longest pregnancy of all the animals. It takes a female 22 months from conception to give birth.
- The elephant's foot is a spongy pad with four or five toes and toenails. The pad acts like a cushion with each step, absorbing the impact and taking some strain off the leg.
- Elephants don’t like peanuts. They don’t eat them in the wild, and zoos don’t feed them to their captive elephants. Surprise surprise!
- The tusks of an elephant are modified incisors that grow throughout an elephant’s lifetime. An adult male’s tusks grow about 7 inches a year. Tusks are used to dig for salt, water and roots, to debark trees, to clear a path and occasionally in fights. Additionally, they are used for marking trees to establish an elephant’s territory.