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“THE KRUGER NATIONAL PARK”, SOUTH AFRICA
Camera Nikon D50
Lens Sigma 70-300mm DG
THE AFRICAN ELEPHANT – Loxodonta Africana
A capture of a baby elephant, not even, my geuss, 10 days old as his skin still has a pinkish tint.
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.