Friday, July 07, 2006

Hannibal's Elephants


Where did Hannibal get his elephants? Since African Elephant are nearly impossible to train, did Hannibal go all the way to Asia for a pack of Pachyderms? It turns out that Hannibal probably used the now extinct African Forrest Elephant Loxodonta cyclotis, which is smaller and presumably easier to train than the larger more common African Savanna Elephant Loxodonta africana.

3 comments:

Dexter said...

One of your assumptions must be false. And haven't you already trotted this hoary chesnut out on your blog at least once already?

El Duderino said...

No. Yes. Check it out.

Dexter said...

I am glad that mystery is solved. How long have you been tormenting me with it? 13 years? egads. There does need to be a good Hannibal movie made. I thought the Anthony Hopkins would be it but it turned out to be a different Hannibal.