In a message dated 4/20/2001 4:57:44 PM Central Daylight Time,
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> A pedantic (and possibly inaccurate) point here. I remember being told
> that it was impossible to train African elephants, only the Indian variety.
> If this is true, does this not indicate that the Roman elephants would have
> been imported from the east rather than Africa?<
> Did Hannibal import indian elephants then to march across the Alps with?
I understand that he used North African elephants, a smaller breed of the