Is That A Nose or Lip
An elephant’s trunk is the most conspicuous part of its body, but gaze upon an elephant skeleton and you’d never realize that such an appendage existed, as there are no bones to mark its presence. A fusion of the nose and upper lip, the trunk is an elephant’s most versatile tool, used for breathing, smelling, touching, grasping, and producing sound. It’s probably the most amazing body part in the animal kingdom! Elephant Trunks actually have “fingers.” African elephants have two while Asian elephants only have one. That’s why the former is able to grasp objects by pinching the opposing tips of the trunk while the latter must wrap its trunk round objects like a boa constrictor.