The Elephant Hug

On a sweltering afternoon in Botswana elephants gathered alongside the Khwai River seeking relief from the heat. At one point over twenty male elephants stood in the water, peacefully going about their business of bathing and drinking, with little social interaction. Then a new elephant arrived and it was obvious that he recognized an old friend. The two walked up to one another and embraced for a very long time.

Don’t you love elephants?

India

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5 Comments on “The Elephant Hug

  1. I love that. From so much of what I have seen and read it is clear that elephants emotional lives are as rich as our own. We mustn’t lose these wonderful fellow creatures.

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