In stark contrast to the animal world’s more combative and deceitful mating rituals stands the elephant. Males conduct their courtship over a period of weeks, squirting females with water, bringing them food and generally proving how nice they are.
ADDED BONUS ELEPHANT FACTS
Thanks to Tumblr’s own NJ Wight (follow her!):
With regards to your elephant post…here are a couple of other lesser known factoids. Their testicles are on the inside-a characteristic they share with this little guy. hard to believe how closely related they are! http://njwight.tumblr.com/post/945085287/the-african-tree-hyrax-is-part-of-the-group-of
Also, female mammary glands are at the front-the calf nurses from the front, which is highly unusual. Check this one: http://njwight.tumblr.com/post/814736125/breakfast