Elephants are one of the most socially organized animals but with some uniqueness! Like us, elephants too exhibit family groups and clans but, unlike us, social lives of male and female elephants are completely different. Female elephants spend their lifetime in highly bonded matrilineal family groups (this also contains calves irrespective of their gender), whereas adult male elephants spend solitary lives or in association with other males in small groups. Amidst this gender differentiation, calves always share protective space well fortified by adult elephants of the herd. Possessiveness over their calves is quite evident in the behavior of adult elephants in a group. Elephants know how to pamper their kids, I feel.
Friday, September 19, 2014
There's a New member in the Elephant Family
Labels: Animal, Baby elephant, Black and white photography, Elephant, Jaldapara, Kids, Nature, West Bengal, Wildlife, Wildlife Photography
He has been blogging since 2007, and the pen often runs out of ink, but thankfully the mystic spirit of traveling-clicking-storytelling always reconquers Anunoy before it gets too late! In his early childhood, Anunoy’s craving for backpacking was sowed by his father. He has been a rolling stone ever since, forming passionate bonds with motorcycle touring and photography to add more layers to his wander lust. Between see-sawing a small family and a thankless job, Anunoy Samanta manages to run his own photography cum travel blog- Clicking Photos on the Go. You may catch up with Anunoy through Facebook or Twitter.