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COMMON NAME
African Elephant
SCIENTIFIC NAME
Loxodonta africana
(Blumembach,1797)
Elephants are always associated with permanent water and abundant vegetation( an exception to this is the desert elephant from Namibia, who adapted to survive in the harsh conditions of the area). Because elephants do not have sweat glands, water plays an important roll in helping them cool down.
The picture on the left was taken near Letaba Camp in the Kruger National Park

Elephant crossing the Letaba River
Wildlife Pictures - Picture taken in theKruger National park
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