Source: Pathfinder Bestiary 2, pg(s). 116
Ecology and habitat
Elephants wander the plains of Golarion's warmer climates in large herds of close-knit families. All species of elephant are highly social, and herd members form close social bonds with one another. Occasionally, elephants are separated from their herds by accidents or are cast out. These specimens, termed rogue elephants, often become highly aggressive and dangerous creatures.
Anancuses are primordial relatives of elephants. They are distinguished from their modern cousins by their shorter trunks and much longer tusks.
The mastodon is an ancient form of elephant that can still be occasionally encountered on Golarion. They have truly massive tusks that curve up towards one another, much larger than those of the elephant. They are distinguished from mammoths by their smaller size. They chiefly inhabit temperate forests, where they live in closely knit groups.
Mammoths are a type of elephant that have long hair and larger tusks, and live in cold environments. They are more aggressive than common elephants due to living alongside more dangerous predators.
Elephants are domesticated and used as beasts of burden by many cultures. However, their high intelligence means that they must be handled with great care. Elephants are also valued as impressive mounts by orcs across Golarion.
Elephants are also hunted for the ivory of their tusks, which can sell for very high prices. Certain groups perceive elephants as majestic creatures and seek to protect them, creating danger for elephant hunters.
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