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African Elephants eat practically any vegetable matter. Leaves, grass, reeds, roots, flowers, fruits, bark and even soil if the mineral content is high.
They eat about 250 Kg of food a day.
Elephants have 6 sets of molar teeth; when the last set is lost, the animal is unable to feed and eventually dies.
The picture was taken near Pretoriuskop Camp in the Kruger National Park
Elephant eating the tender shoots of a Thorn Tree
Wildlife Pictures - Picture taken in the Kruger National park
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