ANNIE HAYCOCK / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ANNIE HAYCOCK / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Asian elephant calf (Elephas maximus) feeding on grass. Asian elephants live in matriarchal society where adult females share the responsibility of looking after young calves. Mothers may suckle their young until they are ten years old, however this will stop if there is a newborn calf. Adult Asian elephants can reach a height of four metres and weigh up to 5000 kilograms.
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