The Bush Telegraph


The elephant is currently the largest living mammal in the world. And let’s face it, no proper game drive feels really complete without them.

hey keep their young close and move in herds protecting and looking out for each other. As you may also know they have been under alot of attack by poachers and as such recent studies have indicated that our very own African elephants are evolving to be tuskless. How wonderful is nature?

A lot like humans elephants are right or left handed when it comes to the use of their tusks. The more frequently they use their tusks the shorter they get. Sometimes they even get notched when used to break vegetation.

Elephants have no natural enemies and humans are their biggest threat, but small elephants are vulnerable to attacks from lion, hyena or even leopards when left unattended.