All Schleich figures are lovingly hand-painted with detailed modelling and allow children to learn as they play. Elephants have extremely flexible and strong trunks with 15, muscle fascicles. Asian elephants have a "gripping finger" at the tip of the trunk.All Schleich figures are lovingly hand-painted with detailed modelling and allow children to learn as they play. The trunk of an elephant is as versatile as a Swiss army knife. Not only can the elephant smell really well with it, it uses it to suck in water, steady itself, pick up trees or spray itself with cool mud. The elephant eats by wrapping its trunk around leaves and grasses, plucking them from the tree or the ground and feeding them into its mouth.Elephants can lift objects weighing up to 3 kg with their trunks.