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Amber TonnuEnglish 099Obed SilvaMay 21, 2014Who's The Smartest?He is a fighter. He is strong and tough. No natural predators can compete with him, every animals in the wild is afraid of him - including the king of the jungle (lion) - because of his enormous size. He's the largest man that came from Africa; he weighted from 1,800 up to 6,300 kg. He's also known as the biggest and strongest man on earth. He's 13 feet tall and his appetites are as big as big as his body size. He can eats up to 400 pounds and drink up to 30 gallons of water each day. He has thick and wrinkled skin - like an old man in his 90s. Even though he has thick skin, his skin is sensitive to touch, detecting insects and changes in the environment. Since his skin is so sensitive, he has to throw sand and dirt on his back whenever he's out in the sun so it will prevent him from getting sunburned. His hair distributed unevenly all over his body. The most noticeable hair on his body are: around the eyes, ear opening, chin and tail. His ears are as big as a banana leave, and they look like a giant flower pedal that flowing in the air. He has big and giant hands that are too heave to lift up; so he uses his nose to grab food instead of using hands like other people. His favorite snack of the day are bananas, rice and sugarcane. He is known as the most intelligent animals on Earth.This giant looking man is very familiar with many kids and adult, people usually call him by the name "Elephant". Elephant can be found all over the world, but their biggest population is located in Africa to the south of the Desert of Sahara. Elephant can survive in all kinds of living environment such as the wild and urban areas. Places where they live should have sufficient quantities of food and water, because they can spend sixteen hours in a day just to eat (Padwal). Elephant usually live in a large family units - sometimes as many as 100 members - so they can have constant companionship. Their massive weight has puts enormous pressure on their joints and bones; therefore, a wild elephant typically walk up to 40 miles a day and constant exercise to balance their weight. Their main diet meal are grasses, however, they are also feeding in larger amounts of tree bark, roots, leaves and small stem. They also eat fruits and vegetable such as: bananas, rice and sugarcane. The loss of natural habitat has caused the decreasing in population of elephant. Elephant's population is now facing a big threat of extinction in the wild due to the fact of rapidly growing human populations. According to an article on WWF named Asian Elephants "Wild elephant populations are mostly small, isolated, and unable to join as ancient migratory routes are cut off by human settlements." (Harvey). Human also poaching elephant for their ivory and meats; those confrontations usually lead to deaths on both human and the elephant. The population has been estimated to have fallen at least 50% over the last 60 years. Starting from...

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