Description of Elephants Painting
This painting depicts an elephant standing. In this painting the elephant has many colors on its body. The color consists of many paint putty which is often referred to as dots. so this painting is named elephant color dots painting.
Characteristics of Elephants
Elephants can adjust their trunks well. The function of the elephant’s trunk is as an extra leg, signaling device, nose, hand, food gathering tool, water and dust suction, digging tool and various other functions.
The tip of the elephant’s trunk functions like a human fingertip.
In addition, the long trunk also makes it easier for elephants to reach food at high places.
Uniquely, the elephant’s trunk can move around to destroy trees or fight.
The trunk has no bones, but has over 150,000 muscles and nerves that make it very flexible and strong. Elephants also have tusks.
The tusks are elongated incisors (no canines). About a third of their total length lies hidden within the skull. The largest tusk weighs 97 kg and is about 3 meters long.
Male and female African elephants have tusks, but only male Asian elephants have tusks. The ears of African elephants are twice as large as those of Asian elephants.
The shape of the ears of the African elephant is similar to the map of Africa. Ears are useful for showing warning when there is danger or the elephant is angry.
In addition, the ears function to control the elephant’s body temperature.
The soles of the elephant’s feet are covered with thick padding to maintain weight, prevent it from slipping, and muffle the sound of its footsteps.
Elephants have five hoofed toes on each front foot and four on each hind foot.
Communities form small families consisting of the older female lead with three or four offspring along with their young. Male elephants choose to live solitary (alone). Groups of female elephants are often visited by adult male elephants for mating. It reproduce by giving birth or vivivar. Several groups of elephants in an area know each other and greet each other.