<p><br> For thousands of years, humans have utilized the brute strength of African and Asian elephants for everything from war to transportation. An elephant's trunk alone contains around 100,000 muscles and can lift up to 600 pounds (270 kilograms).</p>

African Elephant


For thousands of years, humans have utilized the brute strength of African and Asian elephants for everything from war to transportation. An elephant's trunk alone contains around 100,000 muscles and can lift up to 600 pounds (270 kilograms).

Photograph by Beverly Joubert

Animal Record Breakers

See photos of record breakers in the animal kingdom (including cheetahs, elephants, falcons, and more) in this photo gallery from National Geographic.

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