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Tuffi the Elephant

lephants do not fly

Elephants do not swim very well

Elephants do not like elevated railways –

Elephants do not speak or understand German

In Italian Tuffi means water dive

It is not a name that should be given to an elephant

Even an elephant that has fallen from a suspended train into a river

 

On the 21st July 1950 an elephant fell from the Wuppertal Schwebebahn into a river some twelve metres below after a publicity stunt went wrong

The elephant who was later named Tuffi was not badly injured and lived until 1989