Little Einstein Today!

Friday, 2 May 2008
Posted by Neugier

Today was a Brand New Little Einstein episode! It had to do with bringing snacks to baby animals in Africa and Big Jet trying stealing them before they were able to eat them. Two of the African animals were the Giraffe and the Elephant-which we added to our collection today!

Did You Know:

Giraffes are the world's tallest mammals, thanks to their towering legs and long necks. A giraffe's legs alone are taller than many humans—about 6 feet (1.8 meters). These long legs allow giraffes to run as fast as 35 miles (56 kilometers) an hour over short distances and cruise comfortably at 10 miles (16 kilometers) an hour over longer distances. Giraffes have beautiful spotted coats. While no two individuals have exactly the same pattern, giraffes from the same area appear similar.

African elephants are the largest land animals on Earth. An elephant's trunk is actually a long nose used for smelling, breathing, trumpeting, drinking, and also for grabbing things—especially a potential meal. The trunk alone contains about 100,000 different muscles. Elephants eat roots, grasses, fruit, and bark, and they eat a lot of these things. An adult elephant can consume up to 300 pounds (136 kilograms) of food in a single day.

*Did You Know information from National Geographic.
*For a very informative and interesting site regarding this particular collection as well as animals around the world visit Nature's Wonders HD and enter code W92-017H


Beth said...

Thank you Amy for the Birthday wish. . .I/We had a fun time. . .we party for 3 days! Thanks for thinking of me :)