Elephant trunk. Close-up of the trunk of an African elephant (Loxodonta africana). An elephant's trunk is used to breathe, drink, eat, smell, snorkel and communicate, as well as being used as a to touch, feel, hold, grab and pull things. The trunk alone contains over 40,000 different muscles. It is both extremely delicate and extremely strong and is by far the most versatile appendage on the planet. Photographed in Mana Pools, Zimbabwe.
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