Elephant Tusk

An elephant’s trunk is its nose, its hand and its hose.  The trunk is about six feet long.  And elephant is able to breathe and smell with its trunk, because the trunk has nostrils.  As a hand, an elephant’s trunk carries food to its mouth.

Sensitive “fingers” at the tip can pick up something as small as a peanut.  With its trunk, an elephant can pull down a tree, caress a mate, or swat a baby elephant’s behind.  An elephant drinks by sucking water into its trunk, then squirting the water into its mouth.  Sometimes it cools off by spraying water over its back.–Dick Rogers