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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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Although the elephant uses its trunk to pick up objects, the main function of the trunk is for eating and drinking. Using its trunk, the elephant can graze around trees or the ground without any movement of its head, and... 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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Elephants are gray in color and have a long trunk that has several uses, including breathing and feeding. They are the largest land mammals on Earth. More »

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