Have we now seen the elephants dance?
Actually, these big boys in South Africa are having another practice fight, as juveniles of many species do as part of their learning and development.
Elephants/ pachyderms are large mammals of the family Elephantidae and the order Proboscidea. Two species are African elephant (Loxodonta africana) and Asian elephant (Elephas maximus). These animals are fabled for their remarkable recall power, which researchers believe, is a big factor in survival. Matriarch elephants, in particular, hold a store of social knowledge that their families depend upon, according to research conducted on elephants at Amboseli National Park in Kenya.
Researchers discovered that elephant groups with a 55-year-old matriarch (elephants live around 50 to 60 years) were more likely to huddle in a defensive posture than those with a matriarch aged 35 when confronted by an unfamiliar elephant. Because they were aware that strangers were likely to start conflicts with the group and possibly harm calves. Other researchers, studying three herds of elephants during a severe 1993 drought at Tanzania's Tarangire National Park, found that they not only recognize one another but also recall routes to alternate food and water sources when their usual areas dry up.
Honored by features in Fine Art America groups:
Our 4-Legged Friends 10/22/2013
For Children 11/26/2013
Wall Art For children 12/15/2013
Wildlife ONE A DAY 04/08/2014
African Theme Artwork 05/13/2014
Tourist Postcards 05/22/2014
Images That Excite You 02/18/2015
The World We See 02/18/2015
Out Of The Ordinary 02/18/2015
Animals and Birds in the Wild02/21/2015
The Artistic Forager 02/22/2015
Amateur Photographers 02/23/2015
500 Views Share Group06/01/2016
Exploration Photography 06/04/2016
500 Views -1 Image a Day
10 Plus 06/15/2016
Color Wonderful Photos 06/15/2016
The World We See 08/23/2016
Photography and Nature 08/25/2018
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