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Item #: Kö-F1955
Manufacturer Kösen, size 40 cm (~ 16"), grey
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Elephants (Elephantidae) are the tallest mammals on earth. While Bush and Forest Elephants are living in Africa, the Asian Elephant can be found in India, Sri Lanka and part of the Sunda Islands. They differ in characteristics like size in general, shape of head and back, size of the ears and tusks and whether the trunk shows a one- or two finger-like extension. Common for all remains that humans take more and more of their habitat and they get killed by poachers for their ivory - although the "Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora" was signed in 1973 already.

Elephants show a great social behaviour. They are able to solve a problem together like a team. All members of a herd take care of young elephants as well as old ones. They mourn for lost members, sometimes several days.
Elephants recognize themselves in a mirror. Their communication happens mostly infransonically. These non-hearable vibrations get transfered by air and earth and allow "to talk" with other elephants even over very long distances.

The proverbial "memory like an elephant" is not only a term! Elephants keep all in their mind they ever experienced in life. Hence the eldest female elephant is leader of the herd when walking from one feeding ground to the next. Her memory saves the survival of the herd on this dangerous way.
The male elephants leave the herd at the age of ca. 12 years and stay mostly by themselves.

And the so called "... behaving like a bull in a china shop"? There is no science needed to know that this stays only a phrase. Elephants move very soft, quiet, and careful.
And looking at our plush elephants you can see so, too, can't you? They can't behave insensitive! The more they like to play with others, lay in the warm sun or prod another one a little bit with their trunk. Good experiences they are thankful for with lifelong joy.

Size: 40 cm (~ 16'')
Colour: Grey
Filling: Polyester fibre
Manufacturer: Kösener Spielzeug Manufaktur, Germany

The last photos show both the offered elephant in 40 cm and the Mini-Elephant (25 cm, Kö-F1945).

The proceeds of this sale will be donated to a children's charity organisation.

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