Protective Mama Elephant Embellished in Black and White
We came around a curve in the Kalahari bush in Botswana and suddenly encountered this mama elephant. She would not hesitate to charge if she felt her calf was threatened. Usually it's a mock charge and luckily it was this time.
Elephants are of the family Elephantidae and the order Proboscidea. Male African elephants are the largest terrestrial animals on Earth and can reach a height of 13 feet and weigh 15,000 pounds.
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