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Baby Elephant

Baby Elephant

This is the youngest baby elephant that I have seen in 15 african safaris. We estimated that the baby was around a week old. It stood beneath its mother, providing a good size comparison. I was fortunate to have back-lighting to show the hairs on the legs and abdomen. The wrinkling of the skin from the amniotic fluid in utero, can still be seen. The infant probably weighed about 220 lbs. at birth. [Masuma Dam, Hwange NP, Zimbabwe].