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Baby elephant(s)

Loxodonta africana


Spotting 1900. This tiny baby elephant decided that mom wasn't convenient and began nursing on her older sibling(a baby not long weaned herself). We had just passed mom and another possibly slightly older sibling in the bush. Mama did appear finally, to the siblings relief, although her patience makes me think she'll make a fine elephant mom one day. We were driving away when mom arrived so I didn't get photos of the reunion. Elephant social structure is so much like our own, in many ways. From the way small family groups stay together at night, later joining extended family groups and even larger regional groups during the day and then back to their small family groups




I do really love baby african elephants

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Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 7 years ago

Congratulations on your 2000th spotting, Karen ! Lovely story of these wonderful animals. Thanks.

KarenSaxton 7 years ago

Elephant families are amazing. You get the idea that the young females get a lot of education form their mothers, aunts and sisters

patty 7 years ago

Lovely series Karen and congratulations for the milestone! =)

Susi T-B
Susi T-B 7 years ago

Lovely series; tolerant sister!

Great spotting whatever number it is!!

KarenSaxton 7 years ago

and I just realized it is 1900th not 2000th ...sorry for my excitement! LOL

KarenSaxton 7 years ago

Thank you, Cindy, I did have a bit of trouble deciding which of my spottings from this region would get this placement :)

Congratulations on your 2,000th spotting! This is an adorable series, Karen!

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Kruger National Park, Limpopo, South Africa

Spotted on Dec 20, 2013
Submitted on Feb 9, 2014

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