Human’s and elephants are very similar in their development they need milk for at least the first two years of their lives but normally suckle until they are 4 years old. The older elephants teach the younger elephants, the young females in the group as well as the grannies help look after the babies. Bronze Elephant and A Calf Sculpture by Steve Langford (cast by Wildlife in Bronze).
A hippopotamus is born underwater. The mother helps her baby to the surface to breathe. Hippos bear single young. Calves weigh 55 to 120 pounds and nurse underwater. Mother hippos protect them from lions, leopards, crocodiles and male hippos. Sometimes calves will rest on their mother’s back. A baby hippo can eat grass in 3 weeks, but nurses for a year. Bronze Hippo and A Calf Sculpture by Steve Langford (cast by Wildlife in Bronze).
The European robin is perhaps the best known of all British birds. It is a common visitor to gardens and once attracted to food put out on a bird table, it will return to it all winter through. -In winter, the robin puffs up its plumage to insulate its body against cold winds. Bronze Robin-on-Branch Sculpture by Steve Langford (cast by Wildlife in Bronze).
Bronze Boxing Hares by Steve Langford (cast by Wildlife in Bronze). Why do Hares Box or Fight? The contests were long believed to be between two male hares fighting for dominance to mate with a female. But in fact the disputes are usually a reluctant female that is not yet ready to mate repelling the unwanted advances of an overexcited male.