Abandoned baby elephant. Four-month-old African elephant (Loxodonta africana) abandoned by its mother. Elephants are social herbivores that inhabit the savannah and forests of sub-Saharan Africa. They live in large family herds that are ruled by an elderly matriarch. This elephant may have been left behind when a herd moved on, or its mother may have been attacked by lions or poachers. Elephants are the largest living land animal, and adult males can weight up to 7000 kilograms. Photographed in Zimbabwe.
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