Culling and relocation by humans can haunt elephant populations for decades, a new study shows, causing emotional trauma and disrupting their social education. This robs them of key survival skills later in life, an effect that could spread to future generations.
Weighing up to 6000 kg (6.6 tons) and measuring up to 3.3 m (10 ft.) at the shoulder, the African elephant is the world’s largest land mammal. It is characterized by its highly dexterous trunk, long curved tusks, and massive ears.
A combination of the upper lip and nose, an African elephant’s trunk is extremely versatile. Elephants use their trunk for smelling, breathing, detecting vibrations, caressing their young, sucking up water, and grasping objects. The tip of their trunk is comprised of two opposable extensions, or fingers, which allow for extreme dexterity.
New David Attenborough series Dynasties coming soon! Watch the first trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWI1e... --~-- Curing an elephant is less easy than you'd think, especially when there is a baby around.
Ellie and Tom Beaton, sister and brother, visit Karen Elephant Experience in Chiang Mai, Thailand. They share their experiences walking and watching elephants in their natural habitat.
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