Elephant with a trunk

Why Elephant Has A Trunk? is the first episode of Tinga Tinga Tales.


Elephant had no truck the first time. He couldn't swat away flies, or scrub his belly, so he was very pongy indeed! Crocodile snaps ELEPHANT on the end of his stubby nose and gets help from the other animals! Elephant's nose is all long and wiggly! ELEPHANT decides to call his new nose a Trunk and from that day on he can scrub and swat away the flies and when he blows his new trunk he has the loudest trumpet in Tinga Tinga!

First Appearances

  • Red Monkey
  • Yellow Monkey
  • Orange Monkey
  • Hippo
  • Tickbird
  • Lion
  • Elephant
  • Crocodile
  • Owl


  • This story is an adoption of the book, "How the Elephant Got His Trunk", a story by Rudyard Kipling.

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