Open Thread: Elephants

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The Smithsonian has a list of fun facts about elephants that I personally think is pretty cool!  My personal favorite: elephants avoid trees that are home to ants, because they don't want to get ants up their trunk!  Aww... elephants feel about the same way towards ants as I do!

Elephants also form matriarchal groups, can recognize themselves in a mirror, and their closest living relative is an adorable fuzzy critter called a rock hyrax.

Open thread! What facts were you most surprised or tickled by?  Do you know any other cool facts about elephants that should have been on the list?  Did you ever do that thing when you were a kid when you got to ride the elephant at the zoo?  Do you have any stories about elephants?
 ~ Kristycat

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