Elephants rush to drink

A herd of elephants rushing towards Ngala dam on the 13th of February 2016. The ongoing drought in Southern Africa has brought with it some extreme heat and elephants can often be seen visiting waterholes to cool down during the hot hours of the day. Excitement and anticipation of the eminent relief from the heat and quenching of their thirst often leads to a mini stampede to the water. Elephants usually needs to drink once a day and an adult can drink up to 150 liters at a time. The trunk can suck up as much as 15 liters of water at a time.

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