Tuesday, February 1, 2011

We Missed Elephant Appreciation Day!

I think I took this picture at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago.

We missed Elephant Appreciation Day! It was on September 22nd. But here's an elephant trivia quiz so we can all prepare to honor them this year, if those of us with memories like elephants can remember...

1.       Where would you find a “knuckle” on an elephant?
a.       Foot
b.      Mouth
c.       Ear
d.      Knee
2.       Elephants spend approximately how much time eating each day?
a.       2 hours
b.      16 hours              
c.       8 hours
d.      45 minutes
3.       How long is the gestation period for an elephant?
a.       22 months
b.      5 months
c.       9 months
d.      12 months

4.       To the Hindu way of thought, the elephant is found in the form of Ganesha who is the god of what?
a.       Eternal life         
b.      Weather
c.       Love
d.      Luck

5.       Which of these can an elephant do?
a.       Jump
b.      Swim
c.       Fly
d.      Run

Fun facts:
·         Elephant trainers use their feet to steer elephants via the knuckle at the back of the ears.
·         Elephants may eat as much as 300-495 pounds of food per day.
·         September 22nd is Elephant Appreciation Day

Answers:  1c, 2b, 3a, 4d, 5b

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