There are no bones in an elephant's trunk, but there are approximately 150,000 individual muscles and nerves!

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The magician's elephant by Kate DiCamillo
When ten-year-old orphan Peter Augustus Duchene encounters a fortune teller in the marketplace one day and she tells him that his sister, who is presumed dead, is in fact alive, he embarks on a remarkable series of adventures as he desperately tries to find her.

The pursuit of the ivory poachers: Kenya by Elizabeth Singer Hunt
Nine-year-old secret agent Jack is called to Kenya to help Chief Abasi find out who is killing elephants for their ivory tusks and to stop the poachers before any more of the endangered animals are harmed.

The white elephant by Sid Fleischman
In old Siam, young elephant trainer Run-Run and his old charge, Walking Mountain, must deal with the curse of a sacred white elephant.


The African elephant by John Albert Torres
Learn about African elephants and their behaviors.

Elephants by Sophie Lockwood
Learn about elephant behavior, habitats, and conservation efforts.

Face to face with elephants by Beverly and Dereck Joubert
Explore Africa with a photojournalist and her husband as they follow elephants.

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Elephant journey [DVD]
A candid view of the formidable lives led by herds of elephants in and around Etosha National Park in southwestern Africa.

Whispers : an elephant's tale [DVD]
Travel through Botswana with a newborn elephant as this nature film provides voices for the animals and people that make up his world.

The Elephant Sanctuary
Located in Tennessee, the Elephant Sanctuary is the nation's largest natural habitat refuge developed specifically for endangered African and Asian elephants.

African Elephant
Elephant facts and pictures from National Geographic Kids.