African Bush Elephant

African Forest Elephant

The African elephant (Loxodonta) is any great comunicators when they have something to celebrate to let the world know. These highly intelligent, socially complex creatures have strong family ties and when there is a reunion, a birth or mating within their group they acknolige the association , spinning around, defating and unrianting in excitement, trumpeting and roaring. Their calls reach almost 110 decibels and travel 10km with many of the rumbelling sounds at such a low pitch when they are inaudible to humans. When death occurs, however, they are solemn and touchingly mornthul and seem, unlike other animals, to understand what has happened and grieve for their loss. For days after the death, a family might stand round the body with leaves and twigs.

African Elephant Species

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