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In Latin, the etymological origin of the term elephant is found. Specifically, it derives from “elephans - elephantis” which, in turn, comes from the Greek “elephas”.

He elephant is the animal largest land . It's about a mammal which is part of the group of proboscideans : those species that have a prehensile tube and whose limbs have five fingers that end in hooves and are linked by a mass of meat.

The most notorious physical characteristic of elephants, in addition to their enormous size, is their horn , which joins the upper lip and nose. Their big ears , unlike his eyes and his head small, constitute another of its particularities, while its two incisive teeth (which are usually called fangs ).

There are currently two genders of elephants: asian elephants (Elephas ) and the african elephants (Loxodonta ). There are scientists who argue that the two subspecies of African elephants are, in fact, distinct species, although there is no consensus on this.

A elephant seal On the other hand, it is a aquatic animal with a physical appearance similar to that of the seal . Male specimens of this genus have an extensive snout similar to a tube.

The southern elephant seals they live on Patagonian coasts, in the Antarctica and in zones from Tasmania and of Australia . The northern elephant seals , for their part, reside in the American West.

In the same way, we cannot ignore that the elephant is an animal that, in different corners of the world, is seen as a symbol of good luck. Specifically, for Hindus it not only attracts prosperity but also a long life, helps to be more patient and brings wisdom.

In addition it is also associated to fight against adversity, to drive away envy and to learn to be resistant. Of course, in all these cases the figure of the elephant that is possessed to attract all these positive things must have the trunk up.

The notion of elephant is also used in various expressions of colloquial use. When someone stands out for having a lot memory , it is said to have "Elephant memory" (alluding to its size). A "White elephant", on the other hand, it is something whose maintenance is very expensive and, nevertheless, has no utility nor provides Benefits .

The elephant is an animal that has been very present in the world of culture. Thus, for example, we cannot ignore that the best known copy is, without a doubt, Dumbo. This is an elephant, protagonist of the film of the same title, who lives in a circus and is ridiculed by his big ears, which causes him great pain.

However, there will come a time when he will discover that those ears allow him to fly and that will make him become the true star of the aforementioned circus.

That character was created by writer Helen Aberson for the homonymous book, which was illustrated by Harold Pearl. However, Walt Disney adapted it in 1941 for the big screen and this 2019 the story of that animal has been re-versioned.

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