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COMMON NAME
African Elephant
SCIENTIFIC NAME
Loxodonta africana
(Blumembach,1797)

At 14 years of age, males leave the heard and associate with other bulls of the same age or older. Within the "bull area" hierarchy is well observed and understood by all bulls; if a group of bulls come across a cow in oestrus, the animal occupying the highest rank is the one to mate.

The picture  was taken
near Skukuza Camp in the Kruger National Park

Elephant Bull feeding
Wildlife Pictures - Picture taken in the Kruger National park
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