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5 Elephants

by Rob Laidlaw
edition: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 100
  • Grade: 5 to 17
tagged: animal welfare, elephants

Part of the "5 Animals" series!

Elephants are truly remarkable, unmistakable animals. Their huge size, giant ears, amazing trunk and incredible intelligence make them unique in the natural world. They are highly active, complex, wideranging animals who play a key role in the ecosystems they inhabit.

5 Elephants will provide you with some fascinatin …

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Elephant Keeper, The

Caring for Orphaned Elephants in Zambia

by Margriet Ruurs, illustrated by Pedro Covo
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: endangered, environmental conservation & protection, africa, elephants

When teenaged Aaron discovers a baby elephant nearly drowning in the swimming pool at the guest lodge where he works, he acts quickly and manages to save the animal just in time. The rescued baby is brought to an elephant orphanage for care, and given the name Zambezi. Though Aaron has been raised to think of elephants as dangerous to humans and th …

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Exploring the World of Elephants

by Tracy C. Read
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: elephants

The ancestors of the elephant once roamed across much of the planet, but today, only two species survive: the African elephant and the Asian elephant. In this colorful introduction, young readers learn about the physical attributes and life history of the largest land mammal on Earth. With a massive body and huge ears that serve as built-in air-co …

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Elephant Journey

The True Story of Three Zoo Elephants and their Rescue from Captivity

by Rob Laidlaw, illustrated by Brian Deines
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: elephants, zoos, animal welfare

In 2013, people across North America were riveted by the story of Toka, Thika, and Iringa, the last three elephants at the zoo in Toronto, Ontario. Lonely for a larger herd, sick from the cold climate, and weak from standing for long days in a too-small concrete enclosure, the elephants desperately needed a change. The zoo and animal activists agre …

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What is an Elephant?

by John Crossingham & Bobbie Kalman
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 8
  • Grade: 2 to 3
tagged: elephants, biology

Despite its immense strength, the elephant is a timid creature that uses its power only to defend itself against predators. Kids will be fascinated by these gentle pachyderms and will discover how they use their trunks, the herd’s social structure, and the threat posed by poachers and the ivory trade.

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Welcome to the World of Elephants

by Diane Swanson
edition: Paperback
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: elephants

The Welcome to the World series has opened its borders and is exploring animals from around the world. With lively and informative text and color photographs, these books promise to deliver you to exotic lands-and you won't even have to leave your house! Elephants cry when they're sad and laugh when they're happy. They have greeting ceremonies for …

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Baby Elephants

by Bobbie Kalman
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 7
  • Grade: 1 to 2
tagged: elephants, mammals

Entertaining photographs of baby elephants playing, swimming, and rolling in mud highlight this introduction to elephants. Basic facts are briefly and simply explained including how calves are born, what their bodies are like, how they change as they grow, and what life is like in the herd.

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