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Elephant with Amputated Trunk

Elephant with Amputated Trunk

A trunkless (and tailess) elephant feeding: These photos show his slow, insufficient nad inefficient eating process. He would require 500 lbs. of food per day, because elephants very inefficiently digest--maybe only 50-60% of what they eat. His trunkless and isolated state do not bode well for a secure future. How will he be able to maintain his nutrition, adequate water intake, and defend himself? It is very likely that he will become weak, and then be pulled down by a pride of lions or a pack of hyenas, (Please refer to the previous image and caption). [Khwai, Botswana].