Elbows and Knees!

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This image, taken on one of my recent game drives with Thanda guests, shows clearly that Elephants have elbows on their front legs and knees on their back legs – just like us 🙂

On the same drive one of our large Elephant bulls appeared just next to us out of the bush. An exciting moment for the guests, not used to the sudden appearance of 6 ton animals. The bull calmly waited for us to get of the road so he could continue to strive in his planned direction – following the herd.

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And one of the younger bulls demonstrated his ability to strip the nutrient-rich layer from underneath a tree’s bark, using his tusks and his trunk.

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What a great Elephant sighting!

Pictures by Christian Sperka – Specialist Photography Guide and Resident Wildlife Photographer – Thanda Private Game Reserve.