Random thoughts about elephants.
You wouldnt think that a beast that weighs over 1 ton could sneak up on you, but believe me, they like nothing better! Their feet can distribute their weight so well that you won't even know one is behind you, until you hear it trumpet (LOUDLY!) behind you! The 5 I worked with loved to do that, it was quite surreal. Also, you wouldnt think it would be easy to hide if you are an elephant, but because they spray themselves with so much dust, they sort of blend into the background,especially when they are out in the forest. In fact, if you weren't looking for them, then you wouldnt know that they were there at all, especially since they move so quietly. So, remember that next time you are in a forest!
Elephants are also very hairy, especially the tops of their heads. Baby elephant Song Tung had thick bristly hairs all over her head, she reminded me of an old turkish man actually. She also had a long blonde beard. They are really interesting animals to look at. They also make a ton of noises, from trumpeting to one another, to growling like a tiger. They also make a lot of noises that arent discernable to the human ear.
When they drink, they slurp directly through their trunks, and it sounds like water going down a drain.
Random thoughts by me shall continue later, I am at the airport and I have a flight to catch.