Proboscis means pronounced nose. And brother do elephants have them!!
We have only a few species now that belong in this order of mammals. The African elephant which is larger and has a pronounced saddle back. The Asian is slightly smaller with a rounded back. Can you believe that their closest living relatives are the hyraxes and manatees!
Some grand pictures of the African with two sub-species
and the forest elephant
In Asia, there are three main sub-species:
The Indian Elephant
The Sri Lankan Elephant
and the Sumatran Elephant
In bygone eras this order has included several different types of creatures like the mastodons