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COMMON NAME
African Elephant
SCIENTIFIC NAME
Loxodonta africana
(Blumembach,1797)
Elephants  live in herds, made up of the matriarch (the oldest animal in the group), her female calves and the youngsters. The herd can comprise between 6 and 30 animals, after what they split to form new herds, always maintaining contact with each other at water holes and feeding spots.

The picture on the left was taken near Satara Camp in the Kruger National Park

Elephant herd coming to the Waterhole
Wildlife Pictures - Picture taken in theKruger National park
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