The elephant is perhaps the strongest and the largest wild animal in the world. The elephants can, however, be tamed and trained to serve their masters.
The elephant has four legs which are fat and long like pillars. It has two large ears like big fans, a long trunk, but a short tail with a tuft of thin hair at the end. Its eyes are small. The male elephant has two long teeth known as tusks. It lives on leaves, stems of banana trees or small soft plants, grains etc.
Indian elephants are generally found in the jungles of Assam, Tripura, Mysore etc.; and in Africa, the elephants are found to be bigger in size than their Indian counterparts.
The elephant is an intelligent animal. In ancient days, it was used in war or hunting. Now-a-days, the elephant can be seen in a circus show or zoo. There are tamed elephants who obey their masters. An elephant is also used in the woods for pulling big logs of timber from one place to another.
The elephant generally lives for more than one hundred years. It is a good friend to mankind, if it can be properly trained for a particular purpose.