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Desert-adapted African Elephant

Loxodontia africana


The famous Desert (or more correctly desert-adapted) Elephants of Damaraland are remarkable creatures. Although not a separate species or even subspecies from the African of Savannah Elephant, they display several adaptations to survive in their harsh environment including longer legs, larger feet and the requirement of only drinking every three or four days versus normal elephant’s daily thirst-quenching.


Desert and semi-desert environments

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Kunene Region, Namibia

Spotted on Jul 31, 2011
Submitted on Oct 31, 2011

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