Tales of Gaia

How the Elephants Got Their Ears

Know where to look and how to listen

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…

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