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(Natural Science): elephant African savannah bull male in musth in Addo Elephant Park Eastern Cape South Africa nightshot 1 DHD.jpg
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  • elephant = elephants, Elephantidae, Proboscidea, pachyderm, elefant, olifant, 象, ゾウ
  • elephant african = Loxodonta africana, tembo, ndovo, ndovu, indlovu, olifant, indofu
  • elephant african savannah = Loxodonta africana africana, African savannah elephant = Including those found in Addo Elephant National Park (AENP) in the Eastern Cape of South Africa.
  • elephant african savannah bull male in musth = Sexually active; seen in late 20s and is a raising of testosterone level which increases aggressiveness and dominance. A musth male can be identified by a streak of black fluid from the temporal gland between eye and ear running down the face, constant urine dribbling (and thus wet hind legs), and a pungent odour.

  • nightshot = taken in low/IR light, often grainy, mono, long exposure


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Thumbnailelephant African savannah female adult with young about 1 year old in Addo Elephant Park Eastern Cape South Africa nightshot DHD.jpg (Natural Science)

  • elephant = elephants, Elephantidae, Proboscidea, pachyderm, elefant, olifant, 象, ゾウ
  • elephant african = Loxodonta africana, tembo, ndovo, ndovu, indlovu, olifant, indofu
  • elephant african savannah = Loxodonta africana africana, African savannah elephant

Taken on a "Sundowner" excursion. I estimate the youngster closest to the female adult to be about 1 year old because it can just about fit under her stomach.

Thumbnailelephant African savannah male urinating huge penis unsheathed in Addo Elephant Park Eastern Cape South Africa 20 JR.jpg (Natural Science)

  • elephant = elephants, Elephantidae, Proboscidea, pachyderm, elefant, olifant, 象, ゾウ
  • elephant african = Loxodonta africana, tembo, ndovo, ndovu, indlovu, olifant, indofu
  • elephant african savannah = Loxodonta africana africana, African savannah elephant

 

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