Today's animal? The ELEPHANT! The Columbus Zoo has Asian Elephants, and there was quite a bit we learned about them, including a fun fact on our Lunchbox Love Notes, too! Keep an eye out... we'll be having a Lunchbox Love review and giveaway very soon!
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*The Asian Elephant is more closely related to a Mammoth than the African Elephant.
*An elephant only has a set of 4 molars (although the tusk is a modified incisor), and as they wear down, the molars are replaced in a conveyor belt fashion, but only 6 sets of molars will ever come in during an elephant's lifetime.
*The elephant actually walks on it's toes (the heel of the foot is just a pad made of fat and connective tissue), something they share in common with my tiptoe walking daughter.. sigh...
*Baby elephants are born weighing in at around 250 pounds, and adults can range from 7,000 to a whopping 16,000 pounds.
*One of the biggest difference in appearance between Asian and African elephants is their ears. In Asian elephants, they are shaped like the sub continent of India. While, African elephants much larger ears are shaped like the continent of Africa. Go figure.
*Asian elephants are endangered, and sadly, the biggest threat to them is humans.
A Boy and His Lunch
Becoming a Bentoholic *2
Beneficial Bento *3
Bento Lunch *8
Bent on Better Lunches *4
Bentos on the Bayou *1
Eats Amazing *7
Food for Harper
Keeley McGuire *6
Organized Bites *5
What's In Our Lunchbags
In this lunch...
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