While at the elephant sanctuary, we got to take the elephants down to the river to bathe them and watch them play in the water. It was particularly neat observing the incredible use of their trunks. We saw them use their trunks for drinking water, sorting ripe vs underripe bananas, selecting the best bits of sugarcane to enjoy and even picking up small little sunflower seeds to eat. Insanely powerful, yet easily doing all the tasks a human hand could do. Quite impressive!
"An elephant trunk has up to 40,000 muscles. A human has more than 600 muscles in the entire body. Elephants use their trunks to help them suck up water for drinking, pick up or touch objects, trumpet warnings, and greet one another."
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