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According to Pennsylvania State University, an elephant's trunk contains approximately 100,000 muscles. The prehensile trunk is also used for trumpeting, drinking and grabbing objects, in addition to functioning as a nos... More »

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The trunk muscles involved in arm adduction are the pectoralis major and pectoralis minor. Other muscles involved in arm adduction and transverse arm adduction are latissimus dorsi, pectoralis major, pectoralis minor, te... More »

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A trunk-lift exercise begins with the person lying on the floor with pillows under the hips and forehead. The head and shoulders are lifted straight up while the shoulder blades are pulled back gently. This position is h... More »

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The body parts of an elephant include the trunk, tusks, teeth, ears, legs, skin and a tail. In common with all vertebrates, they also have skeletons and internal organs. Elephants also have a brain that is four times the... More »

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The African elephant adapted to its environment with its large size, big ears, thick eyelashes, ivory tusks and long trunk. The large size of the African elephant makes it nearly impervious to predators. The only vulnera... More »

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A tusk from an adult male elephant weighs between 100 and 175 pounds, according to SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment, while a tusk from an adult female elephant weighs between 40 and 44 pounds. The heaviest tusk ever reco... More »

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The African elephant, or loxodont, is the largest living elephant species. Adult African elephants can stand more than 12 feet tall and can weigh over 14,000 pounds. More »

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