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

Female Elephants are sexually mature at 12 years of age and are mated by visiting bulls. After a gestation period of 22 months, the cow gives birth to a single calf that weights up to 130 Kg. The calf suckles for about 3 years.

The picture  was taken
in the Pilanesberg National Park

Baby Elephant eating the tender shoots of a Thorn Tree
Wildlife Pictures - Picture taken in the Kruger National park
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