This is my National Geographic picture of the elephants in their enclosure.
The elephant almost pulled Spencer over the wall when he took the eucalyptus leaves. He touched the snout and he said it felt as hard as the rock wall.
Melinda dantily feeding her elephant. These are around 35 years old.
He missed one of his leaves, so I was feeding it to him. The trainer said to watch the end of the snout as it can pinch down tight. I could have lost a finger in that exchange.