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The African Trunk

African elephants are the largest land animals on earth. According to biologists, the elephant's trunk may have over forty thousand individual muscles in it, making it sensitive enough to pick up a single blade of grass, yet strong enough to rip the branches off a tree.

Some sources indicate that the correct number of muscles in an elephant's trunk is closer to one hundred thousand.  

Location: Toronto Zoo

The African Trunk

African elephants are the largest land animals on earth. According to biologists, the elephant's trunk may have over forty thousand individual muscles in it, making it sensitive enough to pick up a single blade of grass, yet strong enough to rip the branches off a tree.

Some sources indicate that the correct number of muscles in an elephant's trunk is closer to one hundred thousand.  

Location: Toronto Zoo

comments (6)

  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 24 Aug 2009, 00:21
40-100,000! Either way, that is a LOT! Thanks for that bit of trivia for such a mammoth creature, Debola!
debola: I thought so as well. One hundred seems much, talkless about thousands smile
they are amazing beasties for sure!!

great shot with little "Zoo" evidence.
Cheers
Rob
debola: It was difficult getting decent shots on the day.

Thanks Rob smile
Nice low angle, makes him even look bigger
debola: thanks Chantal smile
Wow...this animal looks so powerful in your photograph.
debola: hey, thanks for stopping by smile
  • rem_la
  • France
  • 25 Aug 2009, 04:34
une bien belle bete !
debola: Merci smile
Beautiful creature. I like the angle you've taken this from. I'd love to get up-close with one of these!
debola: Thanks...glad you like smile

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