A massive African Bush Elephant bull shakes his head in indignation. This guy is in musth, a heightened hormonal state leading to increased aggression and sexual drive. I was sitting in an underground research bunker when I took this photo.
Gentle to some, threatening to others, African elephants continue to be a subject of interest for many animal lovers. This Buzzle post provides some interesting facts about these magnificent creatures.
African elephant are elephants of the genus Loxodonta (from the Greek words loxo (oblique sided) and donta (tooth)). The genus consists of two extant species: the African bush elephant and the smaller African forest elephant.
The shocking news that Satao, the much-loved African Elephant who lvied in Kenya’s Tsavo East National Park, has been killed and butchered for his tusks highlights once again the terrible and unsustainable toll of poaching elephants for their ivory.