Elephants, the largest land animals, are equipped with a real multitool. They use their big trunks for breathing, eating, drinking, greeting and caressing each other. An elephant’s trunk can weigh more than two men, but it is so dexterous it can pick up tiny things like a single grain of rice. The trunk is great for sniffing things out from miles away, and that’s why elephants are good at finding water sources even in dry season. Elephants love to swim, and the trunk works as a snorkel when they need to pass deep lakes or rivers.
The trunk is also an instrument that makes a loud trumpeting sound when the elephant gets excited, nervous or angry.
Did you know that just as human babies suck their thumbs for comfort, baby elephants do the same with their trunks?