Elephants are vegetarians so they do eat their vegetables. Rufus is not exactly a vegetarian, but he sometimes eats plants and grass when he has a tummy ache. Elephants, however, eat only plants and grass whether their tummies hurt or not. Their long trunk can be used to pick up objects, to sound warnings and to greet other elephants! It can also be used as a hose for drinking water and bathing. Rufus thinks bath time would be a lot more fun if an elephant could rinse him afterwards! Can you imagine?
Elephants like to rest during the day when it’s hot and only lie down for a few hours at night. You may have noticed how big they are, too! African elephants grow up to 13 feet tall at their shoulder, and weighing up to eight tons, they are the largest land mammal in the world! Their Asian relatives grow up to 11 and a half feet tall at their shoulder. Even a newborn baby elephant is about 3 feet tall and weighs (Are you sitting down?) about 200 pounds! How much do you weigh?
“Wow, what BIG ears elephants have, and BIG teeth, too,” Rufus exclaimed! By the way, Rufus, those big teeth are called tusks. And, you are correct, elephants do have BIG ears!
Gary M. Stolz, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
John and Karen Hollingsworth, U:S: Fish and Wildlife Service
Next part of the series – The Rhinoceros
and Heckery Dekkery Dog wites a poem to Mr. Ogden Nash.
It’s astounding how a short message from grandparents, other relatives or friends can brighten a child’s day…or vice versa. “If u were here, we could do this” or “If you were here, we could do that”! Sent from your own home computer or from your iPhone, your iPad, or other smartphone, postcards geared especially to children and working together with a fun and fact-filled website are educational, too. A burst of information sent to children in the real mail, and suddenly education is FUN for the entire family!
So, whether you’re a sightseeing tourist traveling the world or someone content relaxing at home, Heckery Dekkery Dot Travel Game Postcards for Children makes it easy to realize the teacher in you as you encourage someone to learn more about the world around them. Upload your own photos, and create your own personalized photo postcards. Or, send one of the ready-made postcards below. Either way, these are real travel postcards sent in the real mail! Children will love getting them…especially from you!
There are lots of virtual travelers out there just waiting for you to start the travel game without any delays!
Who will win?
Everyone wins when children learn more
about the world around them!
Heckery Dekkery Dot Travel Game Postcards for Children