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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Elephant babies are protected

Not only are they shielded by their mothers but by the rest of the herd too.
 The females and other siblings surround them and make sure they are in the middle of the herd when moving.
 These pictures are of elephants in Addo Elephant Park where the majority are tuskless.

 When born, calves are 100% in proportion unlike other animals which have larger heads and longer legs.


2 comments:

Gaelyn said...

I hadn't noticed that the Addo elephants are tuskless. Love the way the group takes care of the young.

Jonker Fourie said...

Always interesting to watch the baby elephants in Addo. Posted one myself this week