Of all of the species with which we share this little Planet of ours, it is the Elephant which seems to engage us most profoundly. Not many of us “know” this animal. Most of us have never even seen a “real” one. The majority of those who have seen a living elephant – have not “touched” it. Few individuals ever concern themselves with the “care and well being” of these awesomely huge creatures, and fewer still become involved with issues like “Oral Disease and Nutrition” which impact them so dramatically. This is an unfortunate state of affairs, because it deprives the majority of humans from experiencing a truly profound encounter.