A massive African elephant is drinking water at a waterhole at sunset. The sky has the last glowing colors of the sunset in Africa while the blue hour sets in. Behind the elephant stand two black rhinos on the other side of the water. All three animals show their sides. The fading sunset and moon create a warm, beautiful scene under the African night sky. The red, orange, blue, and black colors cohesively form a tranquil scene.
Elephant & African Sunset
Elephants come often to waterholes when the sunset happens. While elephants are drinking, the elephant’s trunk can hold up to 12 liters / 3.17 gallons of water. Male African elephants, we also call “bachelors” or “bulls.”
They leave the matriarchal herd when they reach sexual maturity. As a result, they compete for dominance. Bulls spend their time in small groups of other males or spend time alone. They are known to be solitary.
As seen in the African Elephant Drinking Water image, the bull is alone. Bulls have a musth gland on both sides of their head with that they secrete musky substances once a year to attract females for mating. Indeed, that musth period includes erratic behavior, aggression, and dominant displays. African elephant bulls use loud vocalizations.
African elephants, Loxodonta africana, are in the category vulnerable in the IUCN list.
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