Ask Tim – The African Elephant Researcher

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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Kira Hall June 23, 2011 at 12:06 pm

Are elephants born with or without kneecaps?


Desirae Goldston January 18, 2012 at 6:44 pm

I think so…


Sarah.Mulla August 9, 2011 at 6:44 am

What is the lifespan of an African Elephant?


Desirae Goldston January 18, 2012 at 7:43 pm

70 years.


maria February 13, 2012 at 1:09 pm

60-70 years!


Desirae Goldston January 12, 2012 at 2:00 pm

I need major help with a report on African elephants, and I have one question about them: What is the average size AND weight of an baby African elephant, an mom sized African elephant, and a dad sized African elephant?

– Thanks for your help!


Desirae Goldston January 18, 2012 at 6:43 pm

What is the lifespan of an African Elephant? PLEASE help me!


Desirae Goldston January 18, 2012 at 7:44 pm

Never mind it’s 70 years.


mariam March 10, 2012 at 8:17 pm

Are there any more species of African elephants?
please answer my questions i really want to know

love you,


awrad February 16, 2013 at 9:28 am

what do elephants interact with?


Megan May 16, 2013 at 8:35 am

What are all elephants digestion organs.. and what are their functions?


Madeline September 10, 2013 at 2:45 pm

Are African elephants endangered? if so, why and how?


Linda November 20, 2013 at 2:38 pm

What are some survival adaptations of African Elephants?


Christa McReynolds February 11, 2014 at 8:13 pm

Hi! I’m doing a report on African elephants for school and I was wondering if you could give me some information about their skeletal structure. Thanks! This website has helped me a lot so far.


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