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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Elephant family reunion

These pictures were taken of a video clip made during my visit to Addo Elephant Park.

The mother and calf had been down to the watering hole and the baby put on speed to get ahead of her when leaving, then stopped.
 A huge male came up and there was a lovely greeting, using their trunks, between the two adults.
 A second sibling joined the group and they went off.
 Did the baby recognise the father I wonder? And if so how?
 It was still some distance away when the baby dashed in his direction so it could not have been his smell.
See the video: http://youtu.be/_P3Zu4AEO98

4 comments:

Gaelyn said...

I think elephants are much smarter than we give them credit for.

Sue C said...

Oh my gosh, how heartwarming! I loved the video as well. Thanks for sharing.

Firefly said...

Addo is just the best

Dave said...

Exceptional series telling a wonderful story