Male African elephant

Male African elephant

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Caption: Male African elephant (Loxodonta africana) covering himself in mud to ward off parasites and to keep cool. African elephants are herbivores and are the largest and heaviest land animals alive today. Adult males lead largely solitary lives while females and their young live in large social groups. Photographed in the Vumbura area of the Okavango Delta, Botswana.

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