Elephants

Elephants

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The African Elephant is the largest land animal, and at 3000-5000 kg, they weigh as much as four cars. Even to those used to seeing them, the shear size and bulk of elephants, especially at close range, is amazing. Both males and female elephants can push down full-grown trees in the search for food. They can also pick up the smallest seeds or nuts with their digit-like trunk.

Most elephants live in herds of 2 to 24, which are led by the oldest female or "matriarch", who can be as much as 60 years old. A herd is made up of one or several family groups. Each group consists of the matriarch's reproductive aged daughters and their offspring. Males live with the herds until they reach puberty and then leave to join bachelor herds, or roam on their own. During mating season at the end of the seasonal rains, elephants mass together into groups of 100-200.

Imagine cresting a hill in the Serengeti Woodlands and seeing before you an entire valley filled with elephants. There are so many that at first you think they are Kopjes, only that they move, they turn, test the air, and carry on feeding, squealing, rumbling, and doing all of the myriad of things that has made the African Elephant such a celebrity of the animal world.

Elephant Communication
Elephants have a wide and varied language of visual signs and vocalizations. These can vary from a mother steering her calf by its tail, to the terrifying ears-out, trunk-rolled charge.
There are two general kinds of visual communication in elephants; aggressive and defensive/submissive. Aggressive behavior is marked by the elephant generally turning toward the threat, pulling itself up to its full height, spreading its ears to make itself seem larger and often jerking its head up and down. If the animal is very threatened it might "bluff" charge where it charges up to and then past the threat.

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Where to start my safari from?

Well , mwanza is the best location to start your wildlife adventure from , where you can pass through western corridor of serengeti , and pass through grumeti river where huge nile crocodiles and hippos stay together in the same river.

When to visit serengeti and ngorongnro

Serengeti and ngorongoro can be visited through out the year at any time as every single day there is a unique wildlife and wild animal view , except for migration game view on the month of july and august were huge amount wildbeast and zebras cross mara river.