Elephants in Hohenlohe
Hunted wildlife decorating a prestigious hall demonstrates that hunting is the absolute prerogative of the nobility. Only rulers were permitted to hunt! Elephants were certainly not among the wild animals that the Counts of Hohenlohe encountered in their forests. It is more likely that Count Wolfgang wanted the exotic animal as adornment: look here, I rule over more creatures than you know! Perhaps the elephant is also a symbol, since the Knights' Hall is full of messages which are difficult to interpret today.