The trunk is also used for drinking. Elephants suck water up into the trunk and then blow it into their mouth.
Elephants also inhale water to spray on their body during bathing. On top of this watery coating, the animal will then spray dirt and mud, which act as a protective sunscreen.
Familiar elephants will greet each other by entwining their trunks, much like a handshake.
An elephant also relies on its trunk for its highly developed sense of smell. Raising the trunk up in the air and swivelling it from side to side, like a periscope, it can determine the location of friends, enemies, and food sources.
the Asian Elephant (also known as the Indian Elephant).
Asian and African elephants . Asian and African elephants .
African Elephants African elephants have large ears shaped like the continent of Africa. The long trunk is used to get food and water. The male and female both have ivory tusks. Their skin is wrinkly gray-brown and almost hairless.