The elephant was the largest land mammal on earth, characterised by its long trunk, tusks, big, flat ears, column-like legs, and greyish to brown skin. There were two main extant species of elephant as of the 20th century, one (Loxodonta africana) native to Africa, the other (Elephas maximus) native to south and south-east Asia.
At an International Symposium of Animagi held circa 2016, students from Uagadou School of Magic, a school located in Uganda, transformed into their Animagus forms (which included elephants and cheetahs) in a synchronised demonstration.
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