Footage by @Shannon__Wild // I filmed this herd of Africa elephants in the Masai Mara, Kenya, where this tiny baby caught my attention.
At first, baby elephants don't really know what to do with their trunks. They swing them around as they learn to use them with more and more dexterity. They are known to suck their trunk just as a human baby might suck its thumb.
By about 6 months, calves begin learning to use their trunks to eat and drink. By the time they are a year old, they can control their trunks pretty well and, like adult elephants, use them for grasping, eating, bathing and drinking, which they do by sucking up the water in the trunk and then squirting it into their mouth.
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It’s so so beautiful to see the elephants in the wild from this close!🐘 It’s called the African elephant because of the large ears, shaped much like the continent of Africa itself! Did you know that?
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Sweet Dalah sleep peacefully on her sand bed. After spent many years of painful life she is now more relaxed and stronger. When we look at her face while she's sleeping we always wondering what is she dreaming about ? We hope you have a good dream, sweet girl.
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A breathtaking view onto Lake Jozini from our viewing platform.
The Wildlife Spirit and Lake Jozini are located near Phongolo River, in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa.
Lake Jozini is on the border of many private game reserves including Pongola Game Reserve which offers spectacular wildlife viewings for our visitors!