An elephant is the largest and strongest of all
animals. It is a strange looking animal with its thick
legs, huge sides and backs, large hanging ears, a small
tail, little eyes, long white tusks and above all it has a
long nose, the trunk.
The trunk is the elephant's peculiar feature, and it
has various uses. The elephant draws up water by its
trunk and can squirt it all over its body like a shower
bath. It can also lift leaves and puts them, into its
mouth. In fact the trunk serves the elephant as a long
arm and hand. An elephant looks very-clumsy and
heavy and yet it can move very quickly.
The elephant is a very intelligent animal. Its
intelligence combined with its great strength makes it a
very useful servant to man and it can be trained to
serve in various ways such as carry heavy loads, hunt
for tigers and even fight.