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Er, not sure we should have taken the trunk road dear..

Byline: BY SARAH JELLAMA

SO exactly how many elephants can you get in a Volkswagen? Err, none by the look of it.

But these holidaymakers got rather closer to the wildlife than they wanted during a trip to South Africa's Hluhluwe game park.

The 12ft elephant wandered over to their car and decided to rest his trunk on the roof.

As the metal began to buckle under the weight, the Swiss couple inside sunk into the seats in terror.

Luckily, the huge beast soon got bored and they were able to get away unscathed. An onlooker said: "I don't they expected quite such a close encounter with the animals."

ELEFACTS

Elephants eat 660lb of food and drink 150litres of water each day.

An elephant's trunk is made up of 150,000 individual muscle units - there are only 640 muscles in the entire human body.

One reason why an elephant never forgets may be because they have the largest brain of any land mammal.

According to the Guinness Book of Records, the biggest elephant ever recorded was an adult male African.

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:May 14, 2008
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