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

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