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Savannah Elephants of Queen Elizabeth...

Queen Elizabeth National Reserve in Uganda is a huge place that is filled with all types of wildlife including the African Bush Elephant. African bush elephants are the largest living land mammals and the second tallest after the giraffe. The biggest ever recorded was a bull that weighed 10 tonnes and stood 4m at the shoulder. The large ears, formidable tusks and strong trunk all add to their physically striking appearance.

African elephants have remarkably complex and interesting social lives. Their society is guided by the oldest female called a matriarch. She determines when they eat, rest, bathe and drink. They feed on grass, tree foliage, bark, twigs, herbs, shrubs, roots, and fruit. Altogether, elephants consume more than 225 kilograms (500 pounds) of vegetation a day, spending hours eating it. Due to their large size, African Bush Elephants must drink water daily.

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