You may have seen elephants at your local zoo, but did you know that the African elephant is the largest living land animal on Earth? Their adaptations and the way they live in social groups help them survive in the grasslands, savannas, and forests of Africa. Their cousins, the Asian elephant, are smaller, but they have been important to humans in South Asia for centuries!
The number of African elephants is declining rapidly! And you can help! Come join Olive and her family as they learn about elephants, the scientists in Africa who study them, and what can be done to protect these special animals.
Come find out more about bee conservation and the ways scientists are studying them!
Authors - Tom J. McConnell, Alyssa Bloom and Jessica Bockover
Illustrations by Emma Fulkerson, Jacob Agnew and Jalah Bynm
Art Director - Barbara Giorgio-Booher
Graphic Designer - Alicia Braun
Content Consultants - Charles Foley; the Indianapolis Zoo; the Cincinnati Zoo
Conservation Tales: Elephants
Featured Activity - It's In the Ears - Can you identify individual elephants when you see them at the zoo? The keepers can, and elephant researchers can identify individual elephants they study. In this activity, you can learn to use the same characteristics the experts use, and create Elephant ID cards to help you learn.
Olive loves elephants, and wants to learn more about what her mom does to study them. And now she gets to go to Africa to see them in the wild!
Join her to see what researchers do to study elephants, and learn how she can help protect them in their natural habitat.