Here’s my entry for Frizz’s A-Z challenge this week. The letter ‘E has been tagged’, so here’s an elephant for you.
The male African Elephant is the largest living terrestrial animal and can grow to a height of 4m (13ft), and weigh 7,000kg (15,000 lbs). One of the biggest threats to their continued existence, is of course the ivory trade, and sadly, these magnificent creatures are still being poached for their tusks.
On a visit to Zimbabwe a few years ago, we did a sunset cruise down the Zambezi River. It was so exciting to see elephants on the riverbank. Enormous herds of elephant, some up to hundred strong, are often seen at the river’s edge, although we only saw a few.
First there was one.
Then he was joined by a couple more.
They just kept coming. It was so special to see these gentle giants in their natural surroundings.
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