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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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8. Their Skin Is an Inch Thick

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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

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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.

11. They Follow a Matriarch

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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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