Megan Hall


Outstanding, Preschool, Primary, Caitlin O'Connel, Timothy Rodwell, Elephants, Conservation, Africa, Animal Babies

Document Type

Book Review


A Baby Elephant in the Wild follows the story of the baby elephant Liza, born in the scrub desert of Namibia. Luckily for Liza, she has a mother that will protect and teach her as she grows up. Although Liza was born weighing 250 pounds, her mother weighs about 8,000 pounds. Liza has a lot of learning and growing to do! Liza learns what plants are safe to eat, how to take a dust bath, and how to drink from a river. She also learns from her family where she needs to stay to be safe from poachers and farmers. As Liza continues to learn and grow, she will be ready to pass on her wisdom to the next generation of elephants born in Namibia.