To beautiful not to share – this stunning photograph of a pair of Elephants in the Addo Elephant Park in the Eastern Cape was sent to us by Diane Morrison. The trunk of the African elephant has two finger-like structures at its tip. The tusks, another remarkable feature, are greatly elongated incisors (elephants have no canine teeth). Tusks grow for most of an elephant’s lifetime and are an indicator of age. They are “right or left tusked” using the favoured tusk as a tool, shortening it from constant wear.
Elephants of the Addo Elephant National Park – By and © Diane Morrison (South Africa)