A natural history blog by Christian Alessandro Perez-Martinez
Elephants at the watering hole
A baby mtoto bush elephant flails its trunk around playfully as it forages alongside its mother and siblings. How fun it must be to explore the capabilities of the muscular and flexible prehensile appendage, whether it be grasping, smelling, feeding, or drinking. Every time the mother elephant walked more than ten meters away, the little one ran urgently to her side, seeking cover from its diligent and loving parent.