Asked in Extinct Animals
How did the American mastodon defend itself from its enemies?
Like the elephant it resembles, American Mastodons used their tusks to defend themselves from enemies. The word Mastodon literally means nipple tooth. ...
What helps a African Elephant survive or hide or defend itself?
Size advantage is one adaptation. It's able to lose heat to survive in such environments. The trunk is the arm of an elephant allowing it to drink and eat. ...
Asked in Elephants
What do African elephants use as defense?
An African elephant has more than one way to defend itself. If threatened by another animal or human, the elephant may charge at the threat, using it's weight to overcome the threat. Some elephants grow tusks, they can be used as a weapon. The elephant also has a very thick skin, this is like a suit of armour to defend against attack. ...