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A Herbivorous Giant

In the animal kingdom the three larg­est animals are the elephant, the hippo­potamus, and the rhinoceros. Huge ani­mals, yes, but what a vast difference in brain capacity! The brilliant-minded ele­phant is admired for his cleverness and learning ability. How well they perform and how adept they become at tricks. They can be taught how to […]

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Largest of Terrestrial Animals

Centuries ago, one of the ancient generals–Hannibal–used a large number of elephants while invading Italy. Imagine the great consternation of the small Italian (Roman) soldier when faced by such a large lumbering creature carrying three or four fully armed soldiers in a small tower-like enclosure on its back! The elephant’s heavy leathery skin formed a […]

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