A trunk load of love

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These baby elephants are sharing a trunk-load of love for each other as they tangle together in an embrace. The African elephants were pictured by Dave Barnes in Kruger National Park, as their trunks entwined. South African architect Mr Barnes said: 'Elephants are highly social animals with a complex range of behaviours, frequently touching and caressing one another and entwining their trunks.

'I came across these two young African elephants locking trunks in a touching embrace and managed to catch it on camera. 'Elephants use their trunks much like people use their hands, and the ends of their trunks are more sensitive than human fingerprints. 'Elephants stroke or caress each other's heads and backs with their trunks to console or comfort loved ones. 'I find it cathartic to sit and watch elephant behaviour and often sit for hours observing the antics of a herd of elephants.'  

Credit: Sourced and adapted from article at dailymail.co.uk

 

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