But Why?: Why Do Elephants Have Trunks? Why Do Giraffes Have Purple Tongues?

We’re exploring two different animals in today’s episode. One has a long neck and the other has a long trunk!

We’ll answer: Why are elephants so big? How do their trunks work? Why do they have tusks? Why is elephant skin so rough? Do elephants stomp? Are they actually afraid of mice? And Why are elephants being poached? Peter Wrege of the Elephant Listening Project, which studies elephants in Central African Republic, answers elephant questions. And Steph Fennessy, from the Giraffe Conservation Foundation in Namibia, answers these questions about giraffes: Why do giraffes have long necks? Why do animals have different patterns, like zebras, giraffes, cheetah? What’s a giraffe’s usual life span? And why are their tongues purple?

 

But Why is a show led by you, kids!

You ask the questions and we find the answers. It’s a big interesting world out there. On But Why, we tackle topics large and small, about nature, words, even the end of the world.


Science Topics
Biology, Zoology
Animals
Elephants, Giraffe
K-6, Middle School
4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

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