Tinga Tinga Tales
Inspired by traditional African folktales and original art styles, this animated series tells the story of how various African animals came to be the way they are today. Funny and educational, each episode delivers universal lessons about community, friendship, and the consequences of one's actions. Inspired by traditional African folktales and original art styles, this animated series tells the story of how various African animals came to be the way they are today. Funny and educational, each episode delivers universal lessons about community, friendship, and the consequences of one's actions.
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Why Cheetah has Tears
July 8, 2011
You see there was a time when Cheetah didn't have tears. She was the fastest animal in the whole of Tinga Tinga. Cheetah was faster than even the Wind. Every year Cheetah and Wind would race to see who was the fastest and every year Cheetah would win. Until one day.... Tales from Africa.
Why Meerkat is Always on the Lookout
July 7, 2011
You see there was a time when Meerkat was not always on the lookout. Meerkat used to race around Tinga Tinga bumping into things and causing chaos. She never stayed still long enough to listen to any beast. But then one day Meerkat bumps into the Sleeping Stones... and they make her listen alright! Tales from Africa.
Why Squirrel Gathers Nuts
July 6, 2011
You see there was a time when Squirrel didn't gather nuts; she was far too busy braiding her bushy tail. Then one day there is very little food in Tinga Tinga and Lion summons all the animals to pull together and help find food for everyone. Squirrel is too busy braiding her tail to join in, but when she finally realises that there is not enough food to go round she races around gathering nuts for all the animals. The thing is she can't stop! Tales from Africa.
Why Mole Lives Underground
July 5, 2011
You see there was a time when Mole didn't live underground. She had tiny weenie ears where every little sound made her ears hurt. Unfortunately Tinga Tinga could be a very noisy place. Then one night when Elephant's snoring, Jackal's howling and Owl's twit-twooing get too much Mole decides to DIG. She digs and she digs and she digs.... until she finds total quiet. Tales from Africa.
Why Cricket Chirrups
July 4, 2011
You see there was a time when Cricket didn't chirrup. Infact Cricket didn't do anything at all and it was beginning to get him down. Every animal has a use. Elephant trumpets, Lion roars...but what does Cricket do? And then one day Cricket discovers that he has rhythm. Cricket finds the beat! Tales from Africa.
Why Skunk Smells
July 1, 2011
You see there was a time when Skunk didn't smell. Skunk smelt as sweet as sweet can be. Infact, whenever any animal had a smelly problem they went straight to Skunk. And then one day naughty Baboon tricks Skunk into tasting the yucky Smellyfruit! Tales from Africa.
Why Eagle Rules the Skies
June 30, 2011
You see there was a time when Eagle didn't rule the skies. She was a humble bird who kept herself to self. But then one day things start going wrong for the birds - some beast steals Hen's eggs, Hummingbird loses her hum and Tickbird goes missing! Eagle quietly saves the day and Lion rewards her with half his Kingdom. Tales from Africa.
Why Puff Adder Sheds his Skin.
June 29, 2011
You see there was a time when Puff Adder didn't shed his skin. All the animals were afraid of Puff Adder because he was very difficult to see and he had a nasty bite. Puff Adder decides that if no beast wants to be his friend then he doesn't want to have any friends. He slithers far, far away to the desert where he bumps into Camel and learns that every animal needs a friend. Tales from Africa.
Why Buffalo has Horns
June 28, 2011
You see there was a time when Buffalo didn't have horns. He had very long shaggy hair and he lived near the Swamp. But then one day the Swamp moves and Buffalo has to find a new home! The Swamp grows and grows and soon all the horned animals who live on the Plains risk losing their home too. So Buffalo decides to save the day and push back the muddy swamp. Tales from Africa.
Why Guinea Fowl has Dots
June 27, 2011
You see there was a time when Guinea Fowl didn't have dots. She was an adventurous bird and loved to discover things. One day Tortoise challenges her to find out why the top of Mount Tinga Tinga shines. Guinea Fowl can't resist and races off, over the desert, past the ocean, up to the very top of Mount Tinga Tinga where she does indeed discover why the top of Mount Tinga Tinga shines.... SNOW! Guinea Fowl is the first ever animal to see snow! Tales from Africa.
Why Bushbaby has Big Eyes
June 24, 2011
You see there was a time when Bushbaby didn't have big eyes. She had tiny little eyes and she was always getting lost. Strange things begin to happen and there are stories that Majitu the Great Giant has returned to Tinga Tinga. Young Bushbaby doesn't believe a word of it... and convinces the other animals that Majitu the Giant does not exist. "If you can't see him, he's not real". But then she does see the Giant and her eyes grow big as planets. Tales from Africa.
Why Parrot can't keep a Secret
June 23, 2011
You see there was a time when Parrot was the best keeper of secrets in the whole of Tinga Tinga. Infact Parrot couldn't open his beak at all! Then one day some beast dares to steal Lion's mane and Parrot sees the whole thing! But how is going to tell Lion?! Tales from Africa.
Why Whale Spouts
June 22, 2011
You see there was a time when Whale didn't spout. Then one day there is a big storm in Tinga Tinga. The winds blew stronger and the ocean waves got bigger and bigger. Suddenly an enormous wave picks up Whale and carries her all the way from the ocean to the Waterhole. SPLOSH! But Whale was so full of water that she couldn't move! How do the animals help Whale get back to the ocean? For once, Elephant has the answer. Tales from Africa.
Why Aardvark has a Sticky Tongue
June 21, 2011
You see there was a time when Aardvark didn't have a sticky tongue. He had a long nose, big clumsy paws and he found it very difficult to eat. Then one day Aardvark's tongue got stuck in the honey log! All his friends pulled and pulled until KERPLING! Aardvark's tongue finally came unstuck. From that day on Aardvark's tongue was all long and sticky - perfect for eating yummy termites. Tales from Africa.
Why Peacock Struts
June 20, 2011
You see there was a time when Peacock didn't strut. He was a very proud bird and he wanted to be the best at everything. He wanted to be the best bird-brain in Tinga Tinga. He wanted to be the best flyer in Tinga Tinga and he wanted to have the biggest and the best tail in Tinga Tinga.... But as Lion so wisely points out 'Sometimes it's not good to get everything you want!' Tales from Africa.
Why Bees Sting
June 17, 2011
You see there was a time when Bees didn't sting. All the animals loved the Bees and they especially loved their sweet and yummy honey. The trouble was all the precious honey was disappearing and there was a honey crisis in Tinga Tinga. Something had to be done. Luckily clever old Tortoise has a cunning plan. Tales from Africa.
Why Baboon has a Bare Bottom
June 16, 2011
You see there was a time when Baboon didn't have a bare bottom and he was very naughty. Baboon loved to play tricks. He played tricks on Elephant. He played tricks on Ostrich. He even dared to play tricks on Lion, the King of Tinga Tinga! And then all the animals decided it was time for the tricks to stop and Baboon to get a dose of his own medicine. Tales from Africa.
Why Hummingbird Hums
June 15, 2011
You see there was a time when Hummingbird didn't hum. She was called Songbird and Songbird thought she could sing like a Bird... but sadly that was not the case. All the animals tried to help Songbird improve her singing but nothing worked. What could they do?! Then Tortoise has an idea, maybe Songbird can sing without opening her beak!! Songbird agrees and hums the most beautiful hum Tinga Tinga has ever heard. From that day on Songbird was called Hummingbird. Tales from Africa.
Why Flea Jumps
June 14, 2011
You see there was a time when Flea didn't jump. Flea didn't really move at all. She was very big and very round. All Flea wanted to do was to see the world. The Tinga Tinga animals try to help lift Flea high up, but she is too heavy. Then Tortoise comes up with an idea 'Movement and activity!' and after many attempts Flea discovers that she can jump. She can jump really high! Then Flea can jump everywhere and see everything.! Tales from Africa.
Why Ants Work Together
June 13, 2011
You see there was a time when Ants didn't work together. The Ants desperately wanted to build themselves a home, but all the animals kept sitting on them, or sneezing them far away or swooping them up into tall trees! On the point of giving up, one brave, young soldier ant rallies the troops... ,Pamoja! Together! Together they can do anything!!!,... and he was right. Tales from Africa.
Why Hyena Has Short Back Legs
June 9, 2011
You see there was a time when Hyena didn't have short back legs. He was always chasing around and nipping other animals on the bottom. Then one day the animals had enough. It was time to teach that naughty Hyena a lesson! Tales from Africa.
Why Leopard has Spots
June 8, 2011
You see there was a time when Leopard didn't have spots. All the animals had something special; Lion had his mane, Peacock his beautiful tail, Zebra his stripes... but Leopard was as plain as plain can be. Then one day Leopard made friends with Puff Adder with his bright colourful spots. Tales from Africa.
Why Chameleon Changes Colour
June 7, 2011
You see there was a time when Chameleon wasn't bright and colourful at all. In fact Chameleon was rather dull and grey... like a rainy day. One day when all the animals are playing games and sheltering from the rains Chameleon decides to slip away because he feels boring. Butterfly comes across Chameleon sitting sadly on a rock and shows him a rainbow. Chameleon can't resist and stands on the Rainbow, and TA-DAH!! He turns red and yellow and pink and green! Chameleon soaks up all the colours of the magical rainbow and now, KAPOW!! Chameleon can be any colour he wants! Tales from Africa.
Why Wildebeest Stampede
June 2, 2011
You see there was a time when Wildebeest didn't stampede. They used to stand on the plains and munch grass all day. But there were so many of them and they were eating so much grass that all the animals had to do something about it. Tortoise realized that the Wildebeest weren't the brightest animals in Tinga Tinga and they always did whatever the last beast said. So the animals decided to tell the Wildebeest that 'they were welcome to stay in Tinga Tinga and they must never RUN!' So what did the Wildebeest do? They ran and they ran and they RAN! So that's Why Wildebeest Stampede! Tales from Africa.
Why Woodpecker Pecks
June 2, 2011
You see there was a time when Woodpecker didn't peck. All the birds had their very own sound, but Woodpecker didn't make a sound at all. Then one very dark night in Tinga Tinga, the Moon and the Stars disappear! The animals summon the birds to tell Lion... but Woodpecker can't pass the message on! Distraught, Woodpecker flies up to the skies... but where are the stars?! And where is the Moon?! In desperation Woodpecker pecks at the dark sky... and a star comes back, then another, then another! Everyone is delighted, no beast more than Woodpecker who now has her very own special sound... pecking.
Why Camel has a Hump
June 1, 2011
You see there was time when Camel didn't have a hump. He lived very far away in the hot desert. But one day the desert got too hot... even for Camel. So he started walking. When Camel arrived at the Waterhole he asked the animals if he good have a drink. All the animals weren't pleased at all because the rains hadn't come and they were very thirsty. Lion allowed Camel to have one drink... but ONE drink, and ONE DRINK ONLY! Camel slurped, and he slurped, and he slurped! Until 'POP!' a big, wobbly hump appeared on his back full of all the animals' water! Tales from Africa.
Why Flamingo Stands on One Leg
June 1, 2011
You see there was a time when Flamingo stood on both legs. One morning, Flamingo and her flock landed at the Water Hole when all the crabs were busy performing their underwater dance. Needless to say, all these legs where in their way! Tortoise came up with the plan that if all Crabs each nipped a flamingo leg, there will be room to share the waterhole. So from then on, Flamingo stood on one legs and Crabs were able to perform their dance in the watering hole.
Ostrich Sticks her Head in the Ground
May 31, 2011
You see there was a time when Ostrich was all covered in feathers and unlike all the other birds, Ostrich wasn't very good at flying at all. One night in Tinga Tinga Spider decided to make Jackal a pair of wings so that he could fly up to the moon and stop howling! Jackal and Spider stole the feathers from Ostrich's neck and legs until she looked like a very big plucked chicken! The next day Ostrich was mortified and stuck her head in the ground so that Lion couldn't see her. And it was perfect ... because Ostrich looked just like a bush! Tales from Africa.
Why Zebra Has Stripes
October 7, 2010
Zebra was once very easy to spot in Tinga Tinga as he was bright white all over. This very annoying to him as all he wanted was to be left alone to munch on yummy grass. One day, Eagle arrives at the Watering Hole with a new pair of sharp talons saying that she found them in the Great Cave. The animals excitedly rush to find something for themselves. All apart from Zebra who carries on eating (and getting fatter and fatter!) and Tortoise who is too slow to keep up with the rush. Tortoise suggests to Zebra that perhaps he will find something in the Cave that will stop him being so easily spotted by the other animals and so be left alone to eat as much grass as he pleases. Zebra likes this idea and accompanies Tortoise and the Monkeys into the Cave where they discover the last remaining item; a plain black coat. The Monkeys persuade Zebra to try it on. By holding in his stomach, Zebra manages to get the coat on but it is extremely tight and the black coat starts to rip. In fact, the more Zebra eats the more the coat rips until Zebra has a stripy black and white coat which he is extremely proud of. Not only that, his new stripes make him very difficult to spot amongst the tall grasses of the plains. Finally, Zebra can eat as much grass as he likes and not be spotted by the other animals!
Why Lion Roars
October 6, 2010
You see there was a time when Lion had lost his roar. Crocodile was snapping at all the animals in the Waterhole and Lion opened his big mouth but nothing came out! Tiny Flea tells Lion that if he dares to enter the Great Cave of Tinga Tinga then maybe he will find his roar. Lion plucks up courage and goes into the Great Cave. He roars with all his might, but a bigger roar comes back! Lion stands strong. He roars again and an even bigger roar comes back. Lion's very own Echo! He has found his roar! From that day on Lion always roars with pride, showing any beast who's the real King of Tinga Tinga. Tales from Africa.
Why Caterpillar is never in a hurry
October 5, 2010
You see Caterpillar was never in a hurry. When all the animals were racing around Tinga Tinga getting ready for the Best-dressed parade, Caterpillar was happy to sit in a tree and munch on leaves saying 'Po-le, po-le, slowly, slowly, good things come to those who wait'. Then one day the rains come and Caterpillar disappears into a cocoon. 'What's happening?' questions Elephant. 'Wait and see' says Tortoise wisely 'Wait and See'. Then Caterpillar transforms into the most beautiful butterfly ever!... But who wins the Best-dressed parade? Tales from Africa
Why Rhino Charges
October 4, 2010
You see there was a time when Rhino didn't charge and he couldn't see very well at all. Poor old Rhino really wanted to be invited to the Dance of the Horns up on the plains with Buffalo and all the other horned animals. But Rhino didn't have a horn, so he wasn't allowed. The Monkeys decide to help Rhino and make him a horn from a piece of old wood. But when Rhino wakes up he doesn't know what it is. 'Aargh! Thing on the end of my nose! CHAAaarge!' And that's Why Rhino Charges. Tales from Africa.
Why Mosquito Buzzes
October 1, 2010
You see there was time when Mosquito didn't buzz. Mosquito was as quiet as quiet can be... and did she like to tell tales. One day Mosquito tells the Monkeys that the sun looks very low in the sky. 'Maybe it's sad and doesn't want to rise!' worry the Monkeys. Mosquito flits off to spread the news - 'The sun is never going to rise again!' - soon the whole of Tinga Tinga is in complete panic - 'The Sun is never going to rise again!' Of course, the sun does rise again and all is right again in Tinga Tinga. But the animals decide to tie a grass around Mosquito's tail. From that day on Mosquito buzzes and everyone can swot her away rather than listen to her gossipy tales. Tales from Africa.
Why Hare Hops
September 30, 2010
You see there was a time when Hare didn't hop. He was one of the speediest animals in Tinga Tinga but none of the other animals wanted to race with him because Hare always won and it was becoming boring. Then one day, slow but clever Tortoise decides to challenge Hare. Hare can't believe his luck, but Tortoise wins and he wins and he wins! When Hare realizes that it's not such fun being on the losing end, Tortoise finally lets Hare hop past the finishing line in first place! Well it's not good to win all the time. Tales from Africa.
Why Jackal Howls at the Moon
September 29, 2010
You see there was a time when Jackal didn't howl at the moon. He was a trickster and he always wanted what was not rightfully his. Jackal took over Hen's nest and Aardvark's burrow. He even took the cub's supper from Mama Cheetah! Enough was enough! All the animals decide to teach Jackal a lesson and make him believe that the Moon is made of the sweetest, most delicious honey in Tinga Tinga. Of course, Jackal instantly wants some... but it never comes. From that day on Jackal howls up at the moon, waiting for another drop of delicious MOOoooon honey! Tales from Africa.
Why Crocodile has a Bumpy Back
September 28, 2010
You see there was a time when Crocodile didn't have a bumpy back. His skin was all smooth and he had to be very careful of the hot Tinga Tinga sun. One day whilst napping Crocodile gets very sunburnt and falls into a deep sleep. Lion warns all the animals to be on their guard as the Wildebeest have returned to Tinga Tinga and they could stampede at any moment. Crocodile misses the meeting, snoring under the hot sun. The animals try to warn snappy Crocodile... but it's too late and the Wildebeest stampede! OOOoof! .... All over Crocodile. From that day on Crocodile has a bumpy back and is grumpier and snappier than ever! Tales from Africa.
Why Lizard hides under Rocks
September 27, 2010
You see there was a time when Lizard didn't hide under rocks. He would scamper around Tinga Tinga pinching other animals food and keeping it all for himself. Then one day the animals decide to give greedy Lizard a dose of his own medicine. When Lizard realizes the error of his ways he runs and hides under a rock too ashamed to show his face in Tinga Tinga. Tales from Africa.
Why Porcupine has Quills
September 24, 2010
You see there was a time when Porcupine didn't have quills, she had the softest coat in all of Tinga Tinga... and Jackal wanted it. Despite warnings from all the animals Porcupine allows Jackal to invite her to his cave to keep out of the rain. Porcupine takes off her coat to allow it to dry, but while she sleeps naughty Jackal runs off with it. When she awakes Porcupine is covered in lots of tiny ant bites and they itch and they itch and they itch. Tortoise suggests Elephant squeeze some milk from the Milky Quill bush... but Porcupine can't wait anymore and runs into the Quill bushes to relieve her itching. Crash! Crash! Crash! Porcupine crashes through the Quill bushes and emerges covered in spikey quills! The animals can't believe their eyes! But Porcupine is delighted as no beast will ever come near her sensitive skin ever again! Tales from Africa.
Why Giraffe Has a Long Neck
September 23, 2010
You see there was a time when Giraffe didn't have a long neck. Her neck was all short and stumpy and she was a very delicate eater. All the food in Tinga Tinga seemed to make her tummy go funny. Then one day Lion suggests she try some honey. With the Bees permission, Giraffe tries to lick the honey... but it is deep, deep inside the tree. Giraffe squeezes her head into the honey tree and then EEEeeek! Her head gets stuck! Summer, Autumn, Winter pass by with Giraffe's head stuck inside the tree, but she is quite happy because the honey is so delicious. The tree grows and Giraffe's neck gets longer and longer! After a whole year 'POP!' she manages to pull herself free and from that day on Giraffe has a very long neck and can eat the freshest leaves on the very tops of the trees! Tales from Africa.
Why Vulture is Bald
September 22, 2010
You see there was time when Vulture was not bald. Oh no, Vulture's head was covered in a beautiful crown of golden plumage! Vain Vulture never shut up about her golden feathers and was obsessed about making them 'as golden as the sun!'. One day Vulture decides to fly up to the sun, but her precious feathers get burnt! Vulture decides to sooth her smoking feathers with golden honey which she steals from the bees. The bees are not pleased and Vulture sticks her head down Aardvark's burrow. However, Aardvark loves feathers all covered in honey and when Vulture surfaces she is as bald as... well, as a Vulture! Tales from Africa.
Why Spider has a Tiny waist
September 21, 2010
You see there was a time when Spider didn't have a tiny waist. She was all big and round... and did she like her food! One day greedy Spider hears of Four Feasts in Tinga Tinga and she wanted to go to them all! So she spun four threads and attached them to various animals going to the feasts. But the Monkeys, Frog, Hippo and the Bees all set off in different directions - North, South, East and West - and Spider's thread soon runs out. EEeeek! The threads get tighter and tighter and tighter, making Spider's smaller and smaller and smaller! Luckily the threads break, but from that day on Spider has always had a tiny waist. Tales from Africa.
Why Frog Croaks
September 20, 2010
You see there was a time when Frog didn't croak. Frog sang like a bird... and the birds didn't like it. Birds were the masters of song and that's the way it should be! So the birds trick poor old Frog into a singing duel and sing and sing and sing... until poor old Frog's voice is reduced to a rebbit. Tales from Africa.
Why Tickbird Sits on Hippo's Back
September 17, 2010
You see there was a time when Tickbird didn't sit on Hippo's back, infact they weren't friends at all! Tickbird was sick of Hippo splashing all the time. One day tiny Tickbird challenges big Hippo to a contest... who can drink the most water in a single gulp! Tickbird outwits Hippo by using the tides and from that day she is allowed to sit on Hippo's back and pick off all the yummy ticks she can eat! Tales from Africa.
Why Monkey Swings in the Trees
September 16, 2010
Why Monkey Swings in the Trees You see there was a time when Monkey used to play on the ground and he loved to wind up Crocodile. One day the Big Rains came and Monkey got stranded up the Mango Tree. Nasty Crocodile promised to take him to dry land.... But only in exchange for one thing.... His HEART! Monkey tricked Crocodile and when Crocodile found out that Monkey swapped his heart for a measley mango, he chased Monkey up a tree. From that day on Monkey swings in the trees keeping well clear of Crocodiles angry snaps! Tales from Africa.
Why Owl's head turns all the way round
September 15, 2010
You see there was a time when Owl's head didn't turn all the way round. She had tiny little eyes and tiny little ears, and she found it very hard to stay awake. Then one day all the Mangoes started disappearing in Tinga Tinga. Against all the animals better judgement, Owl was ordered to watch over the Mango tree ... but the mangoes kept disappearing. Desperate to catch the thief, Owl stretched and strained to see who was stealing the precious mangoes, until Ker-Swhing! Her head turned all the way round and she saw who it was... It was the ants! From that day on Owl was made the official night guard of Tinga Tinga. Tales from Africa.
Why Warthog Is So Ugly
September 14, 2010
You see there was a time when Warthog was really rather handsome. And did he know it! He strutted around Tinga Tinga as if he owned the place. All the animals were fed up with Warthog's boasting, and then one day Lion decided to give chase. Yikes! Warthog ran headfirst into Porcupines burrow! After that, he was no longer the prettiest beast in Tinga Tinga. Tales from Africa.
Why Bat hangs Upsidedown
September 13, 2010
You see there was a time when Bat didn't hang upside down. He used to fly all over Tinga Tinga, saying 'Boo!' to all the animals and giving them a fright. Nothing could be more fun for Bat. But one day Bat went too far... and the animals decided to give Bat a dose of his own medicine. Tales from Africa.
Why Hen pecks the Ground
September 10, 2010
You see there was a time when Hen didn't peck the ground. She was a proud mother who spent all her time looking after and cleaning her chicks. Fancy pancy Peacock upsets Mama Hen and makes her feel plain. All the animals are furious with Snooty Peacock... but the damage has been done. Eagle - Mama Hen's best friend - decides to lend Hen her most prized possession - A needle! And Mama Hen sews herself the most beautiful coat of new feathers. Everyone is delighted and they dance and dance and dance. But Mama Hen forgets all about the needle and it gets lost in all the dust. Eagle's precious needle! From that day on Hen always pecks the ground looking for the needle to return to her friend.
Why Tortoise has a Broken Shell
September 9, 2010
You see there was a time when Tortoise's shell was all shiny and smooth. One day Tortoise discovered the birds were having a Feast in the Heavens and he tricked the Birds into making him a pair of wings. Greedy Tortoise raced the birds beyond the clouds and scoffed the whole feastt! When the Birds found out Tortoise had to jump off a cloud until BOOF!!! He landed on his shiny shell. All the animals pieced Tortoise's shell back together but from that day on Tortoise's shell was all bumpy and broken and he never moved speedily again. Tales from Africa.
Why Hippo has No Hair
September 8, 2010
You see there was a time when Hippo did have hair... lots of hair! She was always harumphingly hot. Then one hot night while Hippo was sleeping a spark from the fire caught the end of her hairy tail! Hippo was on fire! She ran through the bush until SPLOSH! Hippo jumped in the waterhole. And from that day on Hippo stayed in the cool waters without a single hair on her hide. Tales from Africa.
Why Snake has no Legs
September 7, 2010
You see there was a time when Snake did have legs... hundreds and hundreds of them. But poor old Snake had no eyes, not a single eye on his head. Then on the day of the great Tinga Tinga Festival of Colours Snake quite literally bumped into Millipede who was stuck in a hole. They decided to swap eyes and legs just for one day. So that Snake could see all the wonderful colours and Millipede could run all over Tinga Tinga. But when Snake came back to return Millipede's eyes, Millepede couldn't be found anywhere! So to this day, Snake has no legs. Tales from Africa.
Why Elephant has a Trunk
September 6, 2010
You see there was a time when Elephant had no nose. He couldn't swat away the flies, or scrub his belly... he couldn't even blow his nose. Then one day snappy Crocodile snapped! Crocodile pulled and he pulled and he pulled... until Ker-doing!!! Crocodile let go and Elephant's nose was all long and wiggly! And that's why Elephant has a trunk. Tales from Africa.