Elephants are big—really big. They are the largest land animals in the world. They are also clever and sensitive. Elephants have good
memories—they can remember their relatives for a long time. They care for their families and appear to show sadness when loved ones
die. These animals are strong and gentle. They are also in danger. Today, many herds of wild elephants are fighting to survive.
Many thousands of years ago, large elephantlike mammals called American mastodons and woolly mammoths roamed the earth. These ancient relatives of today’s elephants are now extinct.
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