Elephants drinking

A video taken by Ranger Sam at Ngala dam on the 10th of November 2015 of a herd of elephants arriving to drink and cool off to get some relief from the midday heat. Elephants will drink at least once a day, if possible, and can drink up to 150 liters at a time. They drink by sucking about 15 liters of water up their trunks and then blowing it into their mouths. It takes calves around 4 months to learn how to use their trunks properly and they will bend down and drink with their mouths until mastering the full use of their trunks.

Post by Robbie Prehn

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