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African elephants are very peace-loving towards each other and can pose a threat, perhaps, only to a person who accidentally or specifically appeared next to them.
In a herd of elephants reigns matriarchy. Hierarchy in the family is established according to age and experience. If the dominant female dies or dies, then the next oldest one takes its place.
Still, quarrels and fights in the family happen, albeit extremely rarely. Usually they are provoked by a young male. Most often, the collision ends in peace, but there were cases when one of the fighting elephants died. The causes of such contractions are not exactly known, but it is very likely that the matter is in the “spring” hormonal surge in males when the level of testosterone in the blood reaches critical indicators.
I managed to see the elephant fight only once. It was in the evening, after sunset. I was returning home after the shooting, when suddenly, about two hundred meters from the road, I saw swinging trees. At the same time there was no wind. Of course, I could not just drive.It was clear that something was going on there. And let them shoot already dark, and far away, I still managed to make a couple of shots ...
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How two elephants measured their trunks ... PELICAN, elephants, PENTAX, let, when, all the same, age, guarantee, cases, family, after, only, quickly, roads, Photo equipment, ATTENTION, more, saw, swinging, nature

Fortunately, this battle ended rather quickly and without injury ...
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