Song of the Lost Clan Information and Resources on the Young Adult Novel

Will a Crocodile Attack an Elephant?

July 22, 2015 · By Angela Render

Crocodile Attacks Elephant

A 10-foot tall 9,000-pound bundle of muscle versus a 16-foot long 900-pound package of teeth. Logic dictates that between two full-grown animals, the crocodile would want to steer clear and for the most part they do. Technically, elephants have no natural enemies.

But will a crocodile attack an elephant?

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How Do Elephants Sleep?

June 17, 2015 · By Angela Render

Sleeping Elephant

There’s a popular myth that elephants sleep standing up. While they can drowse that way or get a light nap, elephants lie down when they sleep deeply just like the rest of us.

They’ve been observed snoring. Contrary to what you might think, the trunks don’t make this sound into anything spectacular .

Can Elephants Get Drunk?

May 4, 2015 · By Angela Render


Among other animals, the sweet, yellow fallen fruit from Africa’s marula tree (Scelerocarya birrea), lightly fermented, are a passionate favorite of elephants. A type of mango, early writers called it the fruit that ‘drives elephants mad.’ Photos taken of elephants after they’ve consumed the fruit bear out the African legend that elephants can get drunk from the fruit. Indeed, they’ve been observed behaving in a drunken fashion for centuries.

But are they getting drunk?

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Baingana’s Stream Song

April 20, 2015 · By Angela Render


Another “song” from my elephant YA novel. This one’s meant sung to an original tune by the elephants in my novel.

Burbling, gurgling water at play,
Where have you come? Somewhere far and away?…

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More than an Animal: Elephants in Symbolism

April 13, 2015 · By Angela Render


Humans have been fascinated and impressed by elephants since the stone age. Elephant imagery shows up in a wide variety of places from prehistoric cave paintings to medieval art; from Asian temples to American streets. These majestic creatures have come to symbolize a wide variety of noble traits to people of different cultures.

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Elephant Picks Up Trash

March 10, 2015 · By Angela Render


Can elephants be environmentally conscious? When a species doesn’t generate trash of its, own, it’s hard to know for certain. This camera caught a wild elephant picking up after human visitors who carelessly missed the can. So in celebration of 2015’s International Day of Awesomeness, enjoy this example of environmental awareness in the hope that it will stimulate your own pride in the appearance of your environment.

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