Why is Elephant Island called "Elephant Island"?

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Elephant Island is an ice-covered, mountainous island off the coast of Antarctica; it is located in the outer reaches of the South Shetland Islands in the Southern Ocean. Its name was given to it by early explorers who sighted elephant seals on its shores.
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Elephant Island is known as Elephant Island because of its large population of elephant seals. The seals resemble the head of an elephant. It is rarely visited by people due to its hostile terrain and environment.
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