An illustration of an elephant carrying a trunk with blue text above and below the illustration. Everything is set on a white background.
Elephants use their trunks in a variety of ways from caring for their young to carrying things. The dexterity of their trunks is extraordinary as they can reach up to twenty feet high, lift over seven hundred thousand pounds, and can push trees down with ease. While their trunk is not used for drinking, they do use their trunks to store up to ten gallons of water every minute to spray into their mouth for hydration and hygiene. They also use their trunks to express affection for their babies, family, and friends, but it equally comes in handy during confrontational times of need as well.