Male forest elephant at the Langoué Bai (forest clearing), Ivindo National Park, Gabon. This male came to the clearing to drink mineral-rich water, obtained from pits dug by elephants at specific locations within the clearing.
African Forest Elephant: Found in West and Central Africa’s dense rainforests, this subspecies eludes humans. Conservationists estimate populations by counting dung, as they usually cannot find the mammals.
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