Momma is watching over the new elephant calf while her teenager is taking the opportunity to tell the inbound safari vehicle that it better stay away. Although this is common, with ear flapping and trunk blowing to boot, it doesn’t make things any more comfortable to us. Add to that the dirt this guy has thrown on his trunk to keep cool, which looks to us like war paint, and we get the hint.
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