Despite their sheer strength, trunks also allow these animals to be extremely sensitive, in both a tactile and emotional sense. Elephants are highly social animals, forming incredibly close bonds with their families and other members of the herd, and nowhere is that more apparent than in how they use their trunks to pet and caress those they love in times of discomfort or stress.
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