Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Elephant hierachy

My daughter Lily enjoyed the safari, especially the giraffe which are her favourite, but after a long day driving through the bush even an elephant at such close quarters wasn't enough to rouse her.This large bull elephant seemed as tired. It looked as old as the desert landscape that it belonged in. I watched as he broke up a scuffle between two young elephants, but then, as he passed through, the mischievous young elephants rammed him from both sides. As the elephants came to the waterholes they would drink, have a mud bath and then talc themselves down with dust. It looked as though this large elephant was passing on some of his wisdom to a younger bull.

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