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All Things Elephant

All Things Elephant 

We have started a separate thread for those of us who would like to better understand who the Elephants are that come to visit the waterholes at Nkorho & Elephant Plains

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Elephant size chart from Janine

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Here's an article on why elephants have shorter tusks in Africa.

http://www.enn.com/wildlife/article/29620

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Just a follow on from last nights discussions on Elephant.


This was a picture I took in the Maputo Museum these are actual  Foetuses they have encased in little glass cases. of the different stages starting at 1 month, then every two months there after.  very interesting exhibit, but what stressed me was how in heck did they get all those foetuses.

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http://www.awf.org/content/wildlife/detail/elephant

elephant sound in this site       

http://www.africam.com/wildlife/africam_book_3_add_your_pan_cam_photos?page=7  its all in the book  lol

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If my memory is correct, there is also a (tear duct) on the side of their heads that when liquid is released, that is a sign that they are stressed, also combinded with if they flap their ears and are looking toward you,,,, it is a good sign that they are really thinking about charging... Good time to get out of the way.

ME

This is correct that is where the musth glands are situated. An elephant in musth is generally an elephant to avoid, as their tempers are a little frayed
Oh Yeah, thats the word I could not remember, "Musth Glands" ! Thanks.

While we were on a safari we were told this bit of information, as an elephant was demonstrating this action toward us. The driver was very concerned and got us out of there quickly!

ME

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http://elephant.elehost.com/About_Elephants/about_elephants.htm

  • Elephants cry, play, have incredible memories, and laugh!
  • just one of the facts in thier
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    miharris wrote:

    If my memory is correct, there is also a (tear duct) on the side of their heads that when liquid is released, that is a sign that they are stressed, also combinded with if they flap their ears and are looking toward you,,,, it is a good sign that they are really thinking about charging... Good time to get out of the way.

    ME

    This is correct that is where the musth glands are situated. An elephant in musth is generally an elephant to avoid, as their tempers are a little frayed

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    Elephants can and will sometimes kill rhinos, driving their tusks through the skin and causing fatal wounds. They will then sometimes trample and crush the rhino. (This is not overly common but does happen).

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    LionLover wrote:

    Contrary to popular beliefs elephants do lie down to sleep. They will spend a few hours each night flat out on their sides, but this might be broken up with bouts of feeding in between,

    They sleep for around 4-5 hours a day the rest of the day is spent feeding.....Man I want to come back as an Ellie,  eat all day, no one cares that you are fat, and no one gives you trouble because you are bigger and grumpier than everything else.Wink

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    If my memory is correct, there is also a (tear duct) on the side of their heads that when liquid is released, that is a sign that they are stressed, also combinded with if they flap their ears and are looking toward you,,,, it is a good sign that they are really thinking about charging... Good time to get out of the way.

    ME

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