That's exactly the way elephants drinking water. They does use their trunks, but not like the way using a straw. Elephant facts for kids: http://factoflife.net/animals/interesting-elephant-facts-for-kids.html
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What a wonderful idea. I can't think of ONE reason why not to dye tusks pink. Let's not wait for one more killing. Pink tusks say to poachers, "There is no value." To tourists pink says, "Support wildlife. We are heading for extinction.