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African Elephant
Loxodonta africana


Male Elephants are much larger than females and their tusks are much longer and heavier.
   Elephants have 6 sets of molar teeth; when the last set is lost, the animal is unable to feed and eventually dies. Their lifespan is about 50 to 60 years.

The picture was taken near Shingwedzi in the Kruger National Park


Elephant Bull coming out of the  Shingwedzi River
Wildlife Pictures - Picture taken in Kruger National Park
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