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1001 Stories Collection

How the Elephant Got Its Trunk

1001 howtheelephantgothistrunk
Added on 29th June 2020

Oral tradition Indian folktale

Asia Animals
1001 , Audio

In this folktale from India an elephant shows us the follies of vanity.

Story

A vain elephant gets his just reward.

Why we chose it

This was one of the stories in The Story Museum’s original audio stories collection. These stories are particularly suitable for learning to retell.

Associated stories

In his Just So Stories Rudyard Kipling tells the story of The Elephant’s Child who gets his trunk in a tug of war with a crocodile.

Added on 29th June 2020

Oral tradition Indian folktale

Asia Animals
1001 , Audio