Africa is where humanity was nurtured into existence and as such is described as ‘the cradle of mankind’. Africa is our soul’s home, it is where our species grew up, so the landscape represents our original home — The Garden of Eden.
"Real life Dumbo" - more like photoshopped Dumbo. The ears have been enlarged and twisted around (you can see how they really attach on the big elephants), and it's been lifted off the ground. In real life, elephants can't jump (and certainly not fly).