A significant elephant.
Here is an elephant, and you can just see for yourself how significant it is. You wouldn't even think of doing ridiculous things with it, like swinging on that conveniently dangly trunk, or batting at those nicely floppy ears. You'd get pulverised beneath the elephantine feet of this elephantine elephant. That would be a pretty significant event in your life, all right.
People also make fun of penguins. This is outrageous and wrong. Here is a penguin:
An important penguinPenguins are important. Penguins are so important that they are actually born with dinner jackets on. In the case of this important penguin (a very important penguin indeed, with the name of 'The Jackass Penguin'), he happens to have been born with his dinner jacket on, and his dinner spilled down his dinner jacket. That displays excellent foresight.
And then of course there is the frog:
The frogOn this point, I think Hillaire Belloc puts it best:
Be kind and tender to the Frog,
And do not call him names,
As "Slimy skin," or "Polly-wog,"
Or likewise "Ugly James,"
Or "Gap-a-grin," or "Toad-gone-wrong,"
Or "Bill Bandy-knees":
The Frog is justly sensitive
To epithets like these.
No animal will more repay
A treatment kind and fair;
At least so lonely people say
Who keep a frog (and, by the way,
They are extremely rare).