Tales of Gaia
How the Elephants Got Their Ears
Long ago, distressed by the sudden loss of the magnificent, cold, but very large dinosaurs, the Green Gaians of Earth undertook a contest to fashion a massive new animal from the DNA of the warm and cuddly, but not very large mammals.
The vines proposed a long nose, that could reach the ground from a great height. The trees argued for sturdy, stumpy legs that…