Okay, I'll admit it. One of my first collections was of elephants. My grandparents gave me a lovely pair made of ebony with real ivory tusks. I love them and still have them.
I try not to buy too many elephants, although I do seem to buy a lot that are "wounded." The baby elephants that have been mistreated. I have quite a few of them. I wish I could repair them, but I don't have those kinds of skills. So I just love them -- something they were sorely missing for most of their lives.
This fellow is about 10 inches tall and weights about four pounds. I'm going to use him as a doorstop.
He was part of a larger herd, but he stood out from the rest. They were all about the same size and reasonably priced at about the same amount, too. I paid $4 for this fellow.
Isn't he lovely?