ASL sign for: elephant

Definition: A heavy plant-eating mammal with a prehensile trunk, long curved ivory tusks, and large ears, native to Africa and southern Asia.

Watch the video by Nancy Barker, a Deaf zoologist, to learn some interesting facts and/or even learn more ASL structure.

Fun tidbits: The elephant is the largest living land animal. It is the only mammal on earth that cannot jump.

Baby elephants 'suck on their own trunks' similar to the way human babies suck their thumbs.