TONY CAMACHO / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY TONY CAMACHO / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
African elephant calf (Loxodonta africana) standing between the legs of an adult. An elephant calf is born after a gestation period of around 22 months, and nurses from its mother for a further 3 years. These elephants are the world's largest land animal, weighing up to 10,000 kilograms and measuring 3.5 metres in height. They are social herbivores that roam central and eastern Africa. Photographed in Etosha National Park, Namibia.
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