"Don't Bother Me When I'm Eating!"
The trunk is the Elephant's most outstanding feature. It is actually an elongation of the nose and upper lip. The African Elephant has two fingerlike projections at the tip of the trunk. It is extremely sensitive and used for touching, smelling, transferring food and water to the mouth, spraying the body with water, dust and mud and to breathe. The ears which are shaped like Africa are used for hearing and social communication. They contain a large network of blood vessels and even help to cool the animal. Fanning the ears radiates heat to the environment.
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