Original Wildlife Oil Paintings - African Wildlife Painting of Elephant
Dimensions of Oil Painting - 46cm x 61cm (18"w x 24"h)
Title - ' Out of the Dust '
African Wildlife Painting of Elephants
The oil painting of an African Elephant was done on a stretched canvas with a painted raised edge of about 1,4 inches - the painting can therefore be hanged as is and you do not have to spend anything more on a frame for the oil painting.
Some facts about Elephants
The African Elephant is the largest land living mammal reaching heights of up to 2,8 meters. The male Elephant can weigh up to a massive 5750 kg and females up to 3800 kg. The life expectancy of Elephants are between 55 and 60 years, usually dying of malnutrition when their last set of molars are worn off.
Elephants are extremely protective of their young and will not hesitate to attack if they feel that their calves are being threatened. When on attack the Elephant can move at a brisk pace despite it's size.
Elephants rely on large amounts of water for drinking and to regulate their body temperature. Ears are also used as cooling aids. The large ears have many blood vessels and flapping them cools the blood. The ears are also a good indicator of the mood of an Elephant. When they are angry or charging, the ears are usually thrust outward.
The trunk of the Elephant is an important and versatile tool which can be used to move very large as well as tiny objects. It is used to pull browse from trees, suck water, for touching, dusting, lifting and smelling. The tusks are actually incisor teeth useful for digging, breaking branches and fighting.
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