The Ultimate Animal

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I love elephants!!
Here are some elephant facts:

  Largest land mammal
  Total population is 650,000 and in great danger of extinction
  Street value of ivory is greater than gold
  Pregnant for 22 months
  They don’t like peanuts
  Homosexual behavior is common and well documented
  Babies are initially blind and suck their trunks like a baby sucks its thumb
  Can recognize self in mirror
  Scientists believe their trunks are made up of 100,000 muscles
  They commonly show humor, compassion, cooperation, self awareness, tool use, playfulness and excellent learning abilities
Elephants grieve for their dead

They are awesome and the human race needs to save them!!

B.G. Bradley