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Elephant
A family of elephants.
(Creature)

Traits Animal
Huge
Level 7
Alignment
Adjective Elephantine, elephantoid
Images of elephants

Source: Pathfinder Bestiary, pg(s). 154

Type Animal
CR 7
Environment Warm plains
Alignment
Adjective Elephantine, elephantoid
Images of elephants

Source: Bestiary, pg(s). 128

Anancus
(Creature)
Traits Animal
Huge
Level 8
Alignment

Source: Pathfinder Bestiary 2, pg(s). 116
Mastodon
(Creature)

Traits Animal
Huge
Level 9
Alignment
Adjective Mastodontic

Source: Pathfinder Bestiary 2, pg(s). 116

Type Animal
CR 9
Environment Temperate forests and plains
Alignment
Adjective Mastodontic

Source: Bestiary, pg(s). 128

Mammoth
A mammoth rider.
(Creature)

Traits Animal
Huge
Level 10
Alignment
Adjective Mammoth
Images of mammoths

Source: Pathfinder Bestiary, pg(s). 154

Type Animal
CR 9
Environment Cold forests and plains
Alignment
Adjective Mammoth
Images of mammoths

Source: Bestiary, pg(s). 128

Elephants are large, quadrupedal herbivorous animals with thick skin and two tusks flanking a long, dexterous snout called a trunk.[1]

Ecology and habitat

Elephants wander the plains of Golarion's warmer climates in large herds of close-knit families.[1] 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.[2]

Variants

Anancuses

Anancuses are primordial relatives of elephants. They are distinguished from their modern cousins by their shorter trunks and much longer tusks.[3]

Deinotheriums

Deinotheriums are large, primeval herbivores related to true elephants. Unlike their relatives, however, they have short trunks and downward-curving tusks.[4]

Mastodons

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.[1] They are distinguished from mammoths by their smaller size. They chiefly inhabit temperate forests, where they live in closely knit groups.[3]

Mammoths

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.[2]

Teraphants

Teraphants are elephant-like animals native to Vudra. They lack tusks, instead possessing three tusk-like horns, and can sense the emotions of living creatures.[5]

In society

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.[2] Elephants are also valued as impressive mounts by orcs across Golarion.[6]

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.[2]

References

For additional resources, see the Meta page.

External links

  • Anancus (extinct real-world animal) on Wikipedia
  • Elephant (real-world animal) on Wikipedia
  • Mammoth (extinct real-world animal) on Wikipedia
  • Mastodon (extinct real-world animal) on Wikipedia