So an elephant has survived after being swept out to sea and I am beyond confused as to how this whole thing happened.
What even has me more confused is how in the world did it survive?!
With feet shaped like a box and the weight of exactly that (an elephant), you can’t help but wonder how in the world did this thing manage to stay afloat for such a long time.
It was a normal day for Sri Lankan Navy patrol up until they discovered something in the water.
Low and behold, it was something that doesn’t belong in the water in the first place.
The mammal got swept about 10 miles from shore and was struggling to stay afloat before it was finally rescued by the Sri Lanka Seamen.
So the question remains…
Can Elephants Really Swim?
With such strange feet and the weight none of us will ever carry, how in the world do elephants actually swim?
According to some officials, “elephants usually wade across the water or even swim to get across small bodies of water”.
Not to say that they can do laps like Michael Phelps but these huge beautiful creatures can do a lot more than just eat peanuts.
As a matter of fact, elephants are excellent swimmers!
You also have to keep in mind that just because they are beyond heavy, they still have the ability to stay afloat just like anything or anyone else.
Then they have their trunks that serve as a snorkel, which is another great addition to these creatures that no one would take as a swimmer.
I’m not the best swimmer but I’m also not the worst, however, I think an elephant will out-swim me any day.
Sounds pretty funny but it’s probably true.
Don’t judge a book by its cover!
Just like life and how we think one thing about one person, you need to do a lot more learning than assuming.
This can also serve as an eye opener for people like myself that need to get in shape.
If that elephant can stay afloat for that long, I think I might need to add a little more cardio and maybe in the form of swimming to my routine of unhealthiness.
I think this story is yet another incredible feat as well as a lesson to a lot of us.
What are your thoughts on this?