African elephants can weigh up to 7.5 tons! You might think that carrying so much weight around would be hard on the joints. You might also think that moving through the jungle would be a noisy endeavor. However, you’d be wrong on both accounts. In this activity, students explore how elephants’ feet have adapted to allow them to move easily and almost silently through the jungle. This is a companion activity for If My Mom Were A Platypus: Mammal Babies and their Mothers. The title is available at a discounted price for Title 1 schools on the First Book Marketplace.This book explores how 14 different mammal babies navigate the path from helpless infants to self-sufficient adults, and comes with a free downloadable Teacher’s Guide filled with activities just like this one.