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Armenia. Yerevan. City center. A green ecological elephant model covered with grass. A boy rides his scooter while a young woman reads a book seated on a bench. Elephants are mammals of the family Elephantidae and the largest existing land animals. African elephants have larger ears and concave backs, whereas Asian elephants have smaller ears, and convex or level backs. Distinctive features of all elephants include a long trunk, tusks, large ear flaps, massive legs, and tough but sensitive skin. The trunk, also called a proboscis, is used for breathing, bringing food and water to the mouth, and grasping objects. Tusks, which are derived from the incisor teeth, serve both as weapons and as tools for moving objects and digging. The large ear flaps assist in maintaining a constant body temperature as well as in communication. The pillar-like legs carry their great weight. Yerevan, sometimes spelled Erevan, is the capital and largest city of Armenia. 2.10.2019 © 2019 Didier Ruef