WONDER #1199: Why Do Elephants Have Big Ears?

Question 1 of 3

An elephant’s big, floppy ears are an efficient way to get rid of excess what?

  1. heat
  2. sweat
  3. salt
  4. gas

Question 2 of 3

Why do Asian elephants tend to have smaller ears than African elephants?

  1. Hunters hunt them for their ears.
  2. They are deaf.
  3. They live in shady forests.
  4. They are taller.

Question 3 of 3

Which of the following is NOT a means elephants use to keep cool?

  1. rolling around in mud
  2. wading in a pond
  3. sweating
  4. spraying themselves with water from their trunks

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