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 Post subject: Re: Elephant
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An elephant struggling to get to the water through the mud at Mlondozidam.

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The longest elephant tusk comes from Kenia and was 3 276.6 mm.

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 Post subject: Re: What's This Old Ellie Doing?
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Elephants have been known to walk around with objects in their trunks and mouths. They are sometimes found walking around with road signs in their trunks which they pull from the ground. There are records of them carrying around bones of dead relatives as well as other animals. And there was also a report from Mopani where a bull threw a rock at a game drive vehicle!

I believe that this old cow is probably just licking the minerals from the rock, as they would do with bones as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Elephant
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I believe it is a fairly rare occurence for an Elephant to have twins. In this photo the female is running away from what I believe was a swarm of bees followed very closely by her twins, (the swarm had just flown past my vehicle). Taken on the S125 (Nwaswiso ntso Road) during my November 2011 trip.

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 Post subject: Ellies having fun
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 Post subject: Re: Ellies having fun
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Hi ekoppen,
Great photo. The Wildebeest checking out the action is an added plus. :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Elephant
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 Post subject: Re: Elephant
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 Post subject: Elephants showing last respect.
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Found this Photo in the archives nearly forgot that we had it.

It's sad but thought to share the behaviour of elephants paying respect to their falled comrad.

This ellie died of natural causes (confirmed by SANparks on site) while my husband and the ranger was inspecting the body this herd moved in and actually "chased" them away from the dead one, and mulled around the body for quiete some time before moving away. We have found on all the occations they would returnto the fallen even years later and move the bones around.

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 Post subject: Re: Elephants showing last respect.
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Not something many of us have witnessed. Thank you for sharing so sad and yet so interesting.

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 Post subject: Elephant's bath
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Hello,

It's the first time i post a video. i hope you can see it!


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 Post subject: Re: Elephant's bath
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 Post subject: Re: Elephant's bath
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This big one was alone in its bath!

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 Post subject: Re: Elephant
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Location: Heart, mind and soul on an early morning drive close to Satara, unfortunately the body is in CPT!
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 Post subject: Re: Elephant
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