Fill up, get cool and move on!

Imagine you are an Elephant Bull living at Tembe Elephant Park.

It is midday and you are due for a service 🙂  You move to the largest of the
waterholes …

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… and fill up with fresh water while some human tourist watch you 
drinking…

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… you meet a few of your pals, some of them friendly and some of them are ready for a fight…

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… you finish your drink and do a little light sparring…

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… you move on to the “cool down” mud bath. Some big shots are in front of you so you have to wait your turn…

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… what a great feeling to cool down in the heat of the day …

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… you chase a Wildebeest around a bit – just for fun …

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… and have a little dust shower…

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… and now it is time you move back into the bush to continue your on-going
meal (about 350kg per day).

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🙂

Today I have observed this scenario 14 times at Tembe Elephant Park. All 14 bulls adhered to the same procedure – creatures of habit!

Have a good weekend!