"The importance of the trunk" Big 5 Tip by Jenniflower

Big 5, Kruger National Park: 42 reviews and 66 photos

  KNP elephant close up
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  • KNP elephant close up - Kruger National Park
      KNP elephant close up
    by Jenniflower
  • KNP elephant close up - Kruger National Park
      KNP elephant close up
    by Jenniflower
  • KNP elephant close up - Kruger National Park
      KNP elephant close up
    by Jenniflower
 

The trumpeting elephant is an elephant that is feeling threatened. If you are close by, make haste to get away from it. Their trunks will most likely be in a type of periscope position at this time.

They are social creatures, with closely knit family groups. They hug each other by wrapping their trunks around one another, they also nudge their young gently with their trunk too, and, as a young child does, a baby elephant (calf) sucks on its trunk too.

Address: Throughout the KNP, especially the north
Directions: Throughout the KNP, especially the north
othercontact: http://www.sanparks.org/
Phone: +27 (21) 424 1037
Website: http://www.krugerpark.org/

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 18, 2006
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