Wildlife Wong and the

Pygmy Elephant

This nonfiction chapter book is suitable for kids aged 8-12. It includes an engaging true life adventure story of a pygmy elephant, information about this vulnerable species, experiments which relate to the story, and a glossary of new words.

Watch this video of author Dr Sarah Pye reading from Wildlife Wong and the Pygmy Elephantand don’t forget to watch the experiment videos below too!

Wildlife Wong and the Pygmy Elephant

Pygmy means ‘small’, but pygmy elephants are the largest mammals in Borneo, and they can be very dangerous. When Wildlife Wong is tracking bears in the rainforest, he tries his best to avoid them. He isn’t always successful. In this story, curious elephants take their own photos with his camera traps, an angry male chases him down the road, and a family of elephants sit on his car in the middle of the night! 

So, what will Wong do when a lonely baby elephant walks across the road in front of him?


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Reader's Reviews

Zoe Nacin-Mashak Review

Zoe - Age 13

Verified Buyer

Wildlife Wong and the Elephant is an educational book (but not boring) that's easy and fun to read. It explains the bigger words to kids that may not understand them and includes cool experiments. I have learned some really interesting facts about elephants!


Joe Messetter Review Wildlife Wong and the Pygmy Elephant

Joe - Age 10


I especially enjoyed reading this book, as the elephant is my favourite animal. The facts are extremely interesting and I have learnt so many new facts about them. I really am glad that there are people like Wildlife Wong looking out for the elephants and helping to protect them. The experiments look fun and I can't wait to try them out!

Lakeesha Review Wildlife Wong and the Pygmy Elephant

Lakeesha - Age 10


This book is very entertaining and unique. I liked how I was able to learn new words like pygmy and dung. The book is very fascinating. I think that kids and adults would love to read this book.

Wildlife Wong and the Pygmy Elephant Experiments

Wildlife Wong and the Pygmy Elephant includes environmental activities and experiments for kids so you can feel like a scientist... just like Wildlife Wong!

Each Wildlife Wong book also comes with FREE Nature Journal Pages to complete. Just click on the image or the Download Journal button to save a copy of the pages to your computer, then print them out.

Wildlife Wong and the Pygmy Elephant Journal Pages

Making a Camera

Wildlife Wong uses camera traps to capture information about rainforest animals. The first ever cameras were pinhole cameras. Do you want to make one? Click the video below.

Casting Footprints

When Wildlife Wong is in the rainforest, he searches for evidence of animals like poo and footprints. In this experiment, you can search for animal footprints and make a cast to take home!

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