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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