Several years ago I had the good fortune of going to Johannesburg South Africa. An adventure for sure in all the ways that word implies. But one of the true highlights was a trip to the Hartbeespoortdam Elephant Sanctuary.
I can say with certainty that you want to live in a world in which you have a 6,000 lb elephant as a friend that travels everywhere with you. I got to walk with one for about 50 yards and there is nothing like it.
In my feet I felt the vibration of his steps landing on the ground a few feet behind me.