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Pictures: Window on the World 19th October

elephant calf Pathi Harn after being pronounced dead during labour and which caused a nationwide sensation, in Sydney.

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Shared by www.artstream.me Elephant approach from the front by Johan Swanepoel on 500px

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These magnificent animals have been decimated for their ivory in recent decades. This view may soon be a thing of the past.

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actually, this is really freaky. i'm not sure about this one...i might have bad dreams now

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The African elephant is the largest mammal on earth, the biggest being the Kalahari elephant. Part of the ‘Big Five’ you can catch sight of them in Ngorongoro, Tanzania and Lake Manyara. It may be surprising to find they actually have excellent memory and intelligence, and it has been observed that (especially male) elephants have a hatred of rhinoceros and sometimes resort to killing them.

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Most of the time elephant mothers take care of their youngs until 15 years of age. At that time the male offsprings have to leave the female group but the female offsprings remain. Lots of love an caring! (Taita Hills National Park, Kenya. by One more shot Rog, via Flickr)

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Young Bull Elephant at Amboseli~by Billy Dodson

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memoriesofelephants: “ memoriesofelephants: “A bull (male) elephant in the Ngorongoro Highlands of Tanzania who’d somehow lost part of his trunk in his lifetime - possibly a victim to hyenas, or a...

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Rhinoceros / Elephant Beetle sipping sugar out of this freshly cut piece of sugar cane. This is an adult male of about 6"-7" long.

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