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12 Reasons Elephant Mascots Are 'Ella Phantastic

Elephants are simply the best mascot choice possible. You already know it’s true, but here are 12 extra reasons.

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1. An Elephant Never Forgets

Whether it’s the 10-0 season in 1930 or that year’s 24-0 Rose Bowl victory, Crimson Tide has been on a rampage ever since. Roll tide!
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Whether it’s the 10-0 season in 1930 or that year’s 24-0 Rose Bowl victory, Crimson Tide has been on a rampage ever since. Roll tide!

2. They Look Great on Literally Anything

Elephant mascots just look awesome on any piece of merchandise. Whether you’re into koozies or hoodies, a great mascot does wonders for the final look.
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Elephant mascots just look awesome on any piece of merchandise. Whether you’re into koozies or hoodies, a great mascot does wonders for the final look.

3. Elephants Are Surprising

Some elephants paint flowers, and others go for the two point conversion. Good luck stopping an artist that weighs 13,000 pounds.
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Some elephants paint flowers, and others go for the two point conversion. Good luck stopping an artist that weighs 13,000 pounds.

4. Elephants Steal the Show

When the circus comes to town, nobody’s favorite is the clown. The biggest performers are often the most popular attraction in a big top show.
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When the circus comes to town, nobody’s favorite is the clown. The biggest performers are often the most popular attraction in a big top show.

5. They Have Built-In Snorkels

This kind of upgrade costs extra on a Range Rover. Elephants are born with the special ability to pursue victory by sea and by land. Yes, they also swim.
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This kind of upgrade costs extra on a Range Rover. Elephants are born with the special ability to pursue victory by sea and by land. Yes, they also swim.

6. Elephant Friends Make You Look Awesome

Pose with a pachyderm for profile picture perfection. These two are Bubbles and Bella, residents at South Carolina’s Myrtle Beach Safari.
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Pose with a pachyderm for profile picture perfection. These two are Bubbles and Bella, residents at South Carolina’s Myrtle Beach Safari.

7. Size Matters

Whether you’re a defensive lineman or a car on a driving safari, tonnage counts. As the largest mammals on land, these beasts command more than a little respect.
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Whether you’re a defensive lineman or a car on a driving safari, tonnage counts. As the largest mammals on land, these beasts command more than a little respect.

8. Their Skin Is an Inch Thick

With skin an inch thick, elephants aren’t likely to take offense at silly social media posts. Actually, the thick, wrinkly skin helps the giant animals retain moisture in hot weather.
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With skin an inch thick, elephants aren’t likely to take offense at silly social media posts. Actually, the thick, wrinkly skin helps the giant animals retain moisture in hot weather.

9. They're All Ears

The thin flesh of the ear contains a dense network of blood vessels, cooling the blood as ears flap in the air. Thanks to the cooling effect of these ears, elephants are their own biggest fans.
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The thin flesh of the ear contains a dense network of blood vessels, cooling the blood as ears flap in the air. Thanks to the cooling effect of these ears, elephants are their own biggest fans.

10. They Protect Their Young

Using a circle of adults, prides protect their youngest members in the center. Strategy and teamwork are hallmarks of an inspirational mascot.
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Using a circle of adults, prides protect their youngest members in the center. Strategy and teamwork are hallmarks of an inspirational mascot.

11. They Follow a Matriarch

Too many mascots are lone wolves and other glorified scavengers. Elephant prides are groups of females that fight against predators, not against one another. Other popular mammals tend to waste time fighting against others of their own species.
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Too many mascots are lone wolves and other glorified scavengers. Elephant prides are groups of females that fight against predators, not against one another. Other popular mammals tend to waste time fighting against others of their own species.

12. Elephants Can't Stop—Won't Stop

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Elephants can live for over 70 years. After those first few years, they can do pretty much do whatever they want. Who’s gonna stop a beast with 40,000 muscles in its trunk alone?

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