Fictional Mammoth/Elephant-like creatures of middle earth. Used as beasts of burden & for fighting wars
Alternate names: Oliphaunts, mûmak, Mûmakil, mumak, Mumakil
The first video game about Oliphaunts was released on December 9, 2004.
Electronic Arts has published all these games
Another note about these movie proboscidea. They have six tusks. The extra two are small and easy to miss, just above the large upper tusks. These may have been designed in the minds of the movie makers to protect their eyes; which are noted in the canon as being their weakest point. They are not that useful for battle, work, or anything I can tell. Though they could be used to attack a rider on another oliphaunt, or gouge the eyes of another oliphaunt. The oliphaunts in the Battle Of Pelenoor Fields (seen in the movie) are all female (which is actually same as real world cases of war-elephant groups. the more aggressive and competitive male works better for people when it is not near its own kind). Perhaps only the females have this extra set of tusks, to ward off rampant males by threatening their eyes. The only other significance to these proboscidea would be a reference to Buddhist mythology that tells of Buddha's birth being foretold by the sight of a six tusked Asian elephant.