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Elephants are the world's largest land mammal and rain forest vertebrate. They nurse their young with milk produced by mammary glands. They're hairy , and they have all the requirements to be mammals.. It has fan ears, huge tusks and a trunk, a small tail, it’s gray, and very big. Elephants are sensitive to heat and aren’t able to sweat. This factor makes the African elephant vulnerable to climate change. In order to adapt they flap their large ears to help cool their blood in their capillaries and distribute the cooler blood through their bodies. In the future, elephants may have to grow bigger ears to cool themselves off, in order to survive in the rain forest.