Friday, August 22, 2014

A Trunk By Any Other Name....

So I was watching a show about elephants and they mentioned that the trunk of an elephant has over 40,000 distinct muscles.  I thought that is fascinating and figured I would post about that.

Then I started to read up on elephant trunks and realized they are even more fascinating than that.

The elephant is 4 times more sensitive to smell than a bloodhound. And a bloodhound has 230,000,000 scent receptors in its nose (a human only has 6,000,000). So you do the math there. It's been said that an elephant can smell water from several miles away.

An elephant can also lift up to 770 pounds with its trunk as well as snorkel while staying submerged under water.

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