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Elephant Trivia

Can you guess these facts about elephants in nature and popular culture?
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Last updated: December 12, 2023
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Common names for the two surviving genera in the Elephantidae family
African
Asian
Disney animated flying elephant with big ears
Dumbo
Common term meaning 'thick-skinned', applied to elephants, rhinos, hippos and tapirs
Pachyderm
Carthaginian general who crossed the Alps with elephants
Hannibal
Chair or carriage that is used to carry people on the back of an elephant
Howdah
2011 movie starring Robert Pattinson, based on a novel by Sara Gruen
Water for Elephants
Common name for an elephant's proboscis
Trunk
Extinct relative of the elephant, one species of which had a woolly coat
Mammoth
Actor who played the part of John Merrick in the 1980 movie, The Elephant Man
John Hurt
Country that has the largest population of wild elephants
Botswana
Elephant character created by Dr. Seuss who "Hears a Who"
Horton
Giant elephant that was once exhibited as part of P.T. Barnum's circus
Jumbo
Either of the two aquatic mammals that are the elephant's closest extant relatives
Dugong or Manatee
Hindu deity with the head of an elephant
Ganesh
Elephant-like character encountered in the dreams of Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet
Heffalump
Material that forms the structure of an elephant's tusk
Ivory
Head of the elephant troop in Disney's adaptation of The Jungle Book
Colonel Hathi
What an elephant never does, thanks to its remarkable power of recall
Forget
Orphan elephant who befriends an old lady and becomes King of Celesteville
Babar
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