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African Elephant
Loxodonta africana
At 14 years of age, male Elephants leave the herd and associate with other bulls of the same age or older. Within the "bull area" hierarchy is well observed and understood by all bulls; if a group of bulls come across a cow in oestrus, the animal occupying the highest rank is the one to mate.
   Males are much larger than females and their tusks are much longer and heavier.

The picture on the left was taken at
Sabi Sabi Game Reserve

Elephant bull has right of way
Wildlife Pictures - Picture taken ar Sabi Sabi Game Reserve
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