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The Elephant’s Child


2018 Treinen Farm Corn Maze

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“The Elephant’s Child” is a Just-So Story about how the elephant got its long nose. Here’s the very very short version of the story:

A very curious  elephant’s child (who only had a small nose, you see) was always asking questions: why does the giraffe have spots? Why does the zebra have stripes? And one day, the elephant’s child wanted to know what the crocodile liked to eat for dinner. (As you can imagine, this is not likely to end well…)

And so, the elephant’s child went down to the river to ask the crocodile what he liked for dinner (this is all against the advice of the Bi-coloured-Python-Rock-Snake and the Kolokolo Bird, who knew what the crocodile was up to.) The crocodile told the elephant’s child to come close and he would whisper the answer–and then he grabbed the elephant’s nose and pulled so hard that the nose got longer and longer! The elephant’s child managed to get free, but his nose stayed long, and ever since then all elephants have long, useful noses. (Bet you didn’t see that coming!)

But you should read the actual story–see links at right.

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The Elephant’s Child Corn Maze

Check out the written version of the Rudyard Kipling Story, “The Elephant’s Child” 

Kipling is probably most well-known for his children’s story, “The Jungle Book.”

And here’s a shortened, kind of retro animated version…

 

What is a Treinen Farm Corn Maze?


  • A living puzzle designed and cultivated by the Treinen family
  • 15 acres–that’s nearly 15 football fields of corn!
  • Over 6 miles of twisty turns filled with clues for solving the puzzle
  • A mission with chances to win prizes
  • A unique outdoor challenge
  • Really really fun!

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Worried you’ll be lost forever? Don’t be! 98% of maze goers make it out within 30 days or less, and we find the rest when we harvest in November…

Curious how we create the maze each year? Check it out…

How We Created the Elephant’s Child Maze