The Elephant is a giant balloon from Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
History with the Macy's Parade
On Thanksgiving Day in 1941, parade-goers would first lay their eyes upon the cumbersome, lumbering elephant, as he lashed his long-winded trunk and lurched his latifolius 39-foot body above the streets of New York City.
Shortly after the Elephant's maiden flight above the city that never sleeps, the Elephant would become nothing more than a portion of the 650 pounds of rubber donated to war efforts during the U.S.' involvement with WWII. Other balloons that were donated to war efforts included the Goldfish, Hugo the Football Hero and Santa Claus.