The wonderful animal figurines by schleich are a great way to teach children all about animals. Learn about the sounds they make, their roles, habitats, cool features all why you pretend play. The african elephant is one of the most recognisable animals to young children. Did you know they use their trunks to smell, grip and hold things? The detail on this elephant is amazing, with lines of age around the body and eyes. The schleich african elephant female would make the prefect addition to any schleich collection.