An elephant mother carries her baby for twenty-two months. After the baby is born, the mother feeds it for four years. She also protects and watches over it for another twelve years. Surprised? Meet the gentle giant of the animal kingdom and learn more about how a baby elephant is loved and cared for by its mother, as well as by other elephants in the herd. This book not only explains the amazing life cycle of an elephant, it also contains many interesting facts about this gigantic creature.