Asian Elephant Calf toddler short sleeve tee by Bella + Canvas woven with super-soft 100% airlume combed and ring-spun cotton (heathered 90% cotton, 10% polyester). Side-seamed with tear-away label. No sweatshop/eco-friendly production.
Original artwork © 2010 Samara E. King & TwoBee, LLC rendered in color pencil for the Smithsonian National Zoological Park.
Elephants are well-known for their intelligence, close family ties and social complexity. A typical elephant family is led by the oldest female, the “matriarch”, and is comprised of a group of related females and their young. Elephants develop strong, intimate bonds between friends and family members. Female elephants look after each other’s calves and even older calves learn how to 'babysit' younger siblings or cousins. Elephant family groups are very close. While they can’t exactly hug each other, elephants wrap their trunks around younger relatives to reassure them, and twine their trunks together when greeting one another. Learn more about Asian elephants at: https://nationalzoo.si.edu/animals/exhibits/elephant-trails
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