Elephant Calf – unframed watercolour
11” x 15” 27.9cm x 38.1cm, Unframed Watercolour, 300gsm/140lbs heavyweight watercolour paper
I have always been fascinated by these giant creatures, here are just a few interesting facts about them.
The word “elephant” comes from the Greek word “elephas” which means “ivory”.
There are three distinct species of elephant left in the world: The Asian elephant and, in Africa, the forest and savannah elephant species.
Elephant behaviour is associated with a unique animal intelligence that displays grief, altruism, compassion, self-awareness, play, art and music!
The elephant’s huge ears are used to radiate excess heat away from the body. They have blood vessels close to the skin surface, that carry air, cooled when the elephant flaps its ears, to the main bloodstream.