From the BBC:
While the African elephant – the largest living land animal – defies its size by running at speeds of up to 25mph, its legs are so heavy they cannot change direction fast, which means the animal is not so good at more graceful or intricate moves.
It also means they cannot jump, which rules out the pirouette.
But hamsters dance.
Follow the BBC link to find out why hamsters don’t need parachutes.