The elephant helps Croc reach certain platforms. Croc simply jumps on its back and rides the animal as it gallops around in a circle, stopping for brief moments periodically, until Croc jumps off onto the otherwise unreachable platforms.
It makes a loud trumpeting sound and seems to be frightened of Croc when he jumps on it. It dwells in a mud pit that would hurt Croc if he touched it. But, much like the hippos in Croc 2 in hazardous water, the Elephant doesn't seem to be harmed by the mud.
- It is possible that the game designers originally planned to use a camel at first, seeing that the creature was in the level's title.
- According to concept art, the elephant was to have a bigger role in a level all to itself.