Elephants: Vocabulary Practice (2)

Please choose the most appropriate answer for each sentence.
  • 1

    Elephants are the largest land animal in the world. They are not only large in size but they are also very .....; often weighing more than 6000 pounds (3000 kg).

  • 2

    African elephants are usually taller and larger than Asian elephants. Asian elephants are ..... and stouter.

  • 3

    Elephants use their long trunks to suck up ..... from drinking holes, make sounds, and bring food to their mouths.

  • 4

    Elephants have two long, pointy ..... called tusks. They use these to dig for roots and sometimes defend themselves when in danger.

  • 5

    Elephants have extremely tough and ..... skin.

  • 6

    While female elephants are usually found in groups, male elephants are generally ..... animals. This means they spend the majority of their time alone.

  • 7

    Elephants are intelligent creatures. They have the largest ..... of any land animal. This organ is known to weigh as much as 11 lbs in an adult elephant.

  • 8

    Elephants exhibit several ..... that are similar to human actions. For example, elephants are able to show compassion, create art, and experience grief.

  • 9

    Elephants communicate primarily by touching each other and by making ......

  • 10

    Elephants eat ..... and not other animals.

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