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Elephants

elephant

Class: Mammalia
Order: Proboscidea
Family: Elephantidae

Species on page

+ African elephant (Loxodonta africana)
+ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus )

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African elephant (Loxodonta africana)

The nose knows

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South Africa
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Tusk, tusk, my friend

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Tanzania
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Pachyderm procession

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Tarangire
Tanzania

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Leopard on elephant

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Near Moremi, Botswana
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Placing elephants on a pedestal

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Mating buoyantly

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Chobe, Botswana
Chobe, Botswana
February 19, 2016
Canon 7Dmark2
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Solitary

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Chobe, Botswana
February 19, 2016
Canon 7Dmark2
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Sand bath

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Chobe, Botswana
February 19, 2016
Canon 7Dmark2
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Snorkel

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Chobe, Botswana
Chobe, Botswana
February 19, 2016
Canon 7Dmark2
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Babe among giants

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Chobe, Botswana
Chobe, Botswana
February 20, 2016
Canon 7Dmark2
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Mother and child

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Chobe River
Chobe, Botswana
February 20, 2016
Canon 7Dmark2
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Elephant with grass

African elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Knysna, South Africa
January 23, 2016

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Elephant branching out

African elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Knysna, South Africa
January 23, 2016

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Baby elephant

African elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Knysna, South Africa
January 23, 2016
Canon 7Dmark2

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Elephant skin

African elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Knysna, South Africa
January 23, 2016
Canon 7Dmark2

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Bob and elephant

African elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Knysna, South Africa
January 23, 2016

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Elephant next to my bed

botswana

During both of my last two nights in lion camp, a sizeable herd of elephants came into camp. They were literally inches from where I was lying down - on the other side of the tent canvas. Despite their massive size, I did not hear them approach. The first thing I noticed was a quiet scraping on the top of the tent. Apparently. the larger elephants were gather the pods with a sweeping motion of their trunks.

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Elephant footprints everywhere

botswana

In the morning, most of the ground was covered with elephant tracks.

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Asian elephant (Elephas maximus )

A nose for color

India

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A close look at elephant skin color

India

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Palatial Pachyderm Palate

India

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Indonesia

Three elephants

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With Borobudur in the background
Java
August, 2012

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Happy passenger, happy vehicle

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Java
August, 2012

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"The elephant's spots"

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Java
August, 2012

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As the elephant sees it

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Java
August, 2012

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"ET - phone home"

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Java
August, 2012

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Closest relatives

Hyrax

Closest living relative!

hyrax

Yellow-spotted Rock Hyrax (Heterohyrax brucei)
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Manatees

Manatee face

manatee
Miami Seaquarium
May 9, 2014

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Other connections

Elephant seal

Close mostly in name

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Northern Elephant seal (Mirounga angustirostris)
Año Nuevo
2008
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Pachypodia

Pachypodia

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Elephant's foot, Isalo, Madagascar

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Elephant tree

Floral development

elephant tree

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modified: April 1, 2016
created: July 22, 2006
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