Sanding …

Sanding while walking, with a bit of attitude! This morning on Thanda Safari …

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Just after sunset …

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LITTLE CUTIE …

… one of Thanda Safari’s youngest Elephants.

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A bit of attitude!

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WATER AND TUSKS!

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Having an itch on the belly …

… and attending to it in an unusual way 😊

Interesting facts: Elephants have prehensile penises. It is quite hard for for such a large animal to get into the right position for sex. So the required navigation and rhythmic thrusting work is done by the male member itself. A side benefit is that it can be used for scratching and swatting flies. And it is quite painful to watch as it is occasionally dragged along the ground. When not in use it is fully retracted into the body.

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The LARGEST and the SMALLEST!

I was very lucky to get this shot of Thanda Safari’s largest and smallest Elephant crossing the road together.

We tracked Ellies from the early morning throughout the day and we finally got them in the open around three in the afternoon.

A very enjoyable Long-Nose-Day!

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Grass Diet

This young Rhino is already eating lot of grass even if it begs its reluctant mum for some milk from time to time.

I liked the way it posed for the camera 😊

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Ladies’ Heads

One of the ways to distinguish a female Elephant from a male is the look of the forehead. Ladies’ skulls have a rather sharp edges. The Gentlemen’s are more rounded. Looking from the side (as in this picture) one can see the edges.

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