Did you know that elephants are the biggest land animals in the world and that baby elephants can stand up just 30 minutes after being born? Elephants can spend up to 18 hours a day eating. Find out how elephants live - how they rear their young, eat, grow, rest, the threats they face - and how we can help them to survive the future. This title may prove to be useful for the study of life cycles at Key Stage 1 and 2 science.
The author Patricia Kendell writes material to help children understand why much wildlife is in danger and what they can do to help. She is also a part-time Education Officer with WWF-UK. The consultant Dr Holly Dublin is a Senior Conservation Adviser with WWF International's Africa & Madagascar Programme. Since 1992, she has served as the Chair of the Species Survival Commission's African Elephant Specialist Group. In recognition of her contributions to conservation efforts in Africa she was awarded the Officer of the Golden Ark in 1998.