Sofia and George
Sofia stands just over 10″ or 26cm tall and she just loves elephants especially her favourite pet George
Sofia is devoted to learning about elephants, here are some of the facts she has learnt. Baby elephants weigh about 260 pounds at birth, one adult tooth can weigh 5 pounds.
Elephants can’t jump, trot or gallop, but can swim using their trunk as a snorkel.
They can suck up 14 litres of water in their trunk and then blow it straight into their mouth. They eat about 50 tons of food a year.
The reason they spray mud over themselves when bathing is because it acts as a sunscreen when it dries.
Female elephants spend their lifetime living with their mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters and daughters, the adult males prefer a bachelor lifestyle.
Their trunks are very sensitive and can pick up a blade of grass or rip a branch off a tree.
Sofia plans to go to South Africa and Asia when she has saved enough money to see elephants in their natural habitat.
Meanwhile she sleeps with George every night