National Geographic : 1939 Oct
©Reginald A.Bourlay GIANTS OF THE JUNGLE TIRELESSLY COVER MANY MILES A DAY WITH THEIR SHUFFLING, GLIDING GAIT Although they are moving swiftly over the Gorongosa Plains, they never run or gallop. Since elephants cannotjump and their stride isonly about six and ahalf feet, a ditch seven feet wide will halt their progress. Builders of barless zoos confine their pachyderms behind straight-walled moats about ten feet wide. Despite their huge size, the animals are stealthy stalkers. An entire herd can leave a forest and disappear without breaking atwig or making asound.