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African elephant feeding on the branches of an acacia (Acacia sp.). African elephants (Loxodonta africana) 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. They are the largest living land animal, and adult males can weight up to 7000 kilograms. Photographed at the Samburu Game Reserve in Kenya, East Africa.
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