Desperate times call for desperate measures.
African Elephants have been hunted so much over the years, that whenever they hear a helicopter the herd hurry to the closest road to them and walk with the tourists/local civilians until the helicopter disappears. Why do they do this? Well, the Elephants have learnt, that if they are on the road with humans, they can’t be shot at.
There are two races of African Elephants: the Savannah Elephant, which is the worlds largest living land animal, and the smaller Forest Elephant that lives in the rainforests of Central and western Africa. The Savannah Elephants are social animals and, like Indian Elephants, they form groups consisting of related female Elephants and their young. The leaders of Elephant groups are always the eldest and largest females. Male Elephants leave their groups at puberty, driven away by older females, to go and join groups of other young male Elephants. Males compete to mate, and usually these contests are settled by pushing and aggressive displays, but sometimes fighting leads to fatal injuries.
Forest Elephants do not form large groups, but are able to maintain contact in the dense jungle by producing deep, rumbling calls
Habitat: Forest, savannah, marshland and semi-desert
Food: Grass, leaves, shrubs, bark, twigs, roots and fruit
Life Span: 50-70 Years
Breeding: Single calf born every few years