The Largest of Its Living Kind

If you google "Elephant", Wikipedia will tell you this:

Elephants are large land mammals in two extant genera of the family Elephantidae: Elephas and Loxodonta, with the third genus Mammuthus extinct. Three living species of elephant are recognized: the African bush elephant, the African forest elephant and the Indian or Asian elephant.

I've seen two of them live, the Indian elephant and the African bush elephant. The latter is the largest of its kind, since the bush elephant is slightly smaller, and the Asian elephant is smaller than the African. It's actually the largest living terrestrial animal, meaning living on land/ground (not in water, trees or air).

But enough dry facts, here are some pictures of the famous Loxodanta Africana, taken by me in Kenya earlier this year:

The two images above are at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust's Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi, Central, Kenya.

This was the firstwild elephant we saw, after an hour or so of driving on our first day on safari in Maasai Mara National Reserve.

I have this one on my bedroom wall! Grandma's in need of some moisturizer, don't you think?

So that's it for the elephants, people. Hope you like my pictures! It's hard to pick a favorite animal of the savanna, but after the zebra, I think this is it! I'll be back soon with some more pictures!

♥ The Norwegian Teenager

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