vegan news anti-speciest news animal rights news
vegan news anti-speciest news animal rights news

Sentience

January 11, 2021 - History Today

How did the Elephant get its Trunk?

How did the Elephant get its Trunk?
Elephant© Photabulous!

It took millennia to find out.

‘In the High and Far off Times, the Elephant … had no trunk,’ wrote Rudyard Kipling. ‘He had just a blackish, bulgy nose, as big as a boot, that he could wriggle about from side to side.’ But there was one elephant’s child who was more curious than the rest. He wanted to know what the crocodile had for dinner. Since no one would tell him, he went down to the banks of the Limpopo to find out for himself. When he bent down to see, the crocodile bit his nose – and pulled until it was ‘nearly five feet long’. That, Kipling smiled, was how the elephant got its trunk. It’s a silly story, of course; but like all good tales, it contains a kernel of truth – or rather, the husk of a puzzle.

Continue Reading at:

History Today


Sentience — Feature Articles

Most Read - Last 30 Days

  1. New Year wishes for non-vegans
  2. Still Almost a Half Million Experiments on Animals in Dutch Laboratories
  3. Denmark to exhume millions of minks culled over virus
  4. Revealed: the staggering number of animals killed every day by trophy hunters
  5. USA: FDA Declares Genetically Modified Pigs Safe To Eat
  6. Plastic pollution has killed hundreds of Dubai CAMELS which suffer a slow death, experts reveal
  7. What A Delay On Canada's Gestation Crate Ban Will Mean For Pig Welfare
  8. Scientists decry death by 1,000 cuts for world’s insects
  9. Peace 4 Animals' New Documentary, Why On Earth, Uncovers The Vital Connection Between Humans & Animals
  10. Physicians Committee Faults New Dietary Guidelines for Racial Bias, Calls for Guidelines To Be Redrafted

Some photos and photo services
generously donated by Photabulous

Photabulous

Fabulous Photos

PARIS · TORONTO · AMSTERDAM


veganauthority