Elephants along the Sangha River spend time at the Dzanga Bai, or "village of elephants," a huge clearing in the rain forest. The elephants go there for a very specific reason—watch this video to learn why.
Best for: Grades 3-9 (ages 8-15)
Concepts: central african republic, diet, forest elephants, health, mud, national parks, nutrition, rain forests
Encyclopedic entry. Food is one of the basic necessities of life. Food contains nutrients—substances essential for the growth, repair, and maintenance of body tissues and for the regulation of vital processes.