Kids News - Elephant Articles
Tired of the same old tame car wash services? Then it's time to head to Wildlife Safari in Winston, Oregon where resident nellies, George, Tiki and Alice will be happy to do the job!
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It's 1943 and WW II is raging. To escape the Blitz, 10 yr old Wesley and 14 yr old Charles were evacuated from England. After a treacherous ocean crossing, they arrive in America and are staying with the large and rowdy Ratcliff family on their farm near Richmond, Virginia. Suffering from both culture shock and the trauma of traveling across the U-boat-infested Atlantic, the brothers search for ways to adjust to the rural South, get the hang of American slang, and deal with being cut off from their parents. Author L. M. Elliott brings to light this meticulously-researched story of World War II on U.S. soil.
For Grades 5-9
While it was known that the giant woolly mammoth is the ancestor of the modern-day elephant, very little was known about how and when the modern day elephant and other mammals evolved following the demise of the dinosaurs, about 65 million years ago.
From December 3rd thru 9th, the small town of Chitwan in Nepal was home to a rather unusual sporting competition - Elephant Polo. Now in its 27th year, this annual event was conceived over cocktails by Nepalese tourism pioneer, A.V. Jin Edwards and polo enthusiast, James Clark.
Kenyan Ranger Richard Lesowapir was enjoying a peaceful day, when he received a text message from Kimani. The African bull elephant was back to his old tricks - heading to raid the neighborhood farms. Richard jumped into his jeep and rushed to try frighten Kimani back to his home at the Ol Pejeta conservancy.
They say an elephant never forgets - The owners and guests of a luxury lodge at a National park in Zambia can certainly testify to that. Every November for about six weeks, the lodge is visited by a herd of elephants that zip right past the reception and head straight to the mango groves.