THE AFRICAN ELEPHANT – Loxodonta Africana
Location captured: “The Kruger National Park”, South Africa.
Elephants have a highly developed social structure and family units are led by a cow elephant or matriarch. The matriarch is, by natural selection, the most experienced member of the group and automatically assumes leadership. The composition of the herd varies and one will find bulls of various ages in attendance. A bull may be distinguished from a cow by its rounded forehead; the cow’s forehead is angular. Both have tusks. Bulls leave the family unit at puberty (10 -12 years) and, in many instances, are driven out by the older cows.

Still a baby but already mastered the use of his trunk in breaking twigs to eat the bark. The tusks serve as picks, shovels and probes.


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  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 5 years ago

  • cdudak
    cdudakover 5 years ago

    Great closeup shot

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 5 years ago

    Thank you so much, yet another very kind and wonderful comment, means a lot to me xxxx

  • Angela Harburn
    Angela Harburnover 5 years ago

    Wonderful detail – I am amazed by the beauty of your elephants dear Mags! xxx

  • So happy you enjoyed dear Ang, that is the geatest reward! hug xxxx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Louise Parton
    Louise Partonover 5 years ago

    awww lovely shot mags, will go & have a look at your calendar :D xxx

  • Thank you so much Louise for your loyal support and wonderfull comments xxxx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • goddessteri211
    goddessteri211over 5 years ago

    sooooooooooooo sweet it is!!! TERI~

  • Thank you so much for your kind comment, take care! x

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • a~m .
    a~m .about 5 years ago

    This would be great in our current Elephant Challenge The Hungry Elephant!

  • Thank yo so much for your kind comment and time, I really appreciate it, take care xx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtalmost 5 years ago

    This charming guy looks so happy :D

  • LisaRoberts
    LisaRobertsover 2 years ago

    Gorgeous, your photos make me desperately want to visit Kruger again Magaret! :)

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