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Elephants Show Their Affection Entwining Their Trunks

Elephants are very sensitive, emotional and loving animals that recognize each other after over 20 years apart, and mourn their dead. They use their trunks to express their affection: they drape them over each other and “entangle” them. Of course, the trunk has another use. Elephants use them like water pistols to cool themselves down and use them to pluck tasty plants from the ground.

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