Elephants are the largest land animal alive today and considered one of the most intelligent. The hefty African elephant can tip the scales at 11,000 lbs with both males and females sporting impressive tusks. African elephants have two "fingers" on their trunk and large ears to dissipate heat in the hot forests, deserts and veldts of Africa. The slightly smaller Asian elephant has tinier ears and only one "finger" at the end of their trunk. Asian elephants are considerably less numerous than their African cousins and may end up like their extinct relatives, the mammoth, within the century. Jul 5
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The Asian elephant Elephas maximus and the African elephant, Loxodonta africana are not only regarded as different species, but also belonging to different genus.
A diver swims alongside Rajan the elephant in the Indian Ocean off the Andaman Islands. Working aquatic-elephants like Rajan used to be a regular sight in the Andaman Islands, south of India, but this 60-year-old five tonne Asian elephant is the last of his kind. Thanks to the introduction of motor boats and other energy-saving technology, Rajan no longer needs to swim miles between islands to work for his masters, but can now enjoy swimming purely for pleasure...
Floating elephants, such as sixty Rajan, were once common phenomenon in the Andaman Islands, south of India, but today this giant elephant weighing five tons – the last of its kind.
Dzikie słonie przechodzą przez recepcję Mfuwe Lodge w Parku Narodowym South Luangwa w Zambii. Dzieje się to co roku, od kiedy lodge był otwarty w roku 1998.
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Beautiful photo. I wonder if the inspiration was some of the photos in Ashes and Snow. Photos from that exhibition are not postable but it is a great site to visit. by Jul 3
Elephant’s Winter Joy. Elephants play in the snow at a zoo in Berlin. Elephants are large land mammals in two genera of the family Elephantidae: Elephas and Loxodonta.
Elephants are one of the smartest creatures on earth, and one of the few animals that have some form of speech. But elephant speech is vastly different than human communication and includes subsonic rumbles.