Elephants have thick skin but it’s also very sensitive. The deep wrinkles hold moisture which helps keep them cool in the sun. Elephants love to roll in the mud too. It protects them from sunburn and insect bites. An elephant’s trunk contains more than 100,000 muscles which allow the trunk to act like a hand, a nose, a trumpet and a hose. Elephants can pull a tree apart with their trunk or pluck a single blade of grass. Why not visit the library and check out some elephant books to learn more.