04 Mar. 23


There is number of reasons for Elephants to lay in mud, blow mud over the body or wallowing; Is to keep cool – protect their skin from the sun or avoid biting insects and sometimes to have fun.

African elephants are their common name, scientific name is Loxodonta, are the largest land animals on Earth, grouped into two species: the savanna (or bush) elephant and the forest elephant.

In average, when live in their nature (wild) they can go up to 13 feet, 7 tons and 70 years. African elephants are slightly larger than Asian Elephants or Asiatic elephant.

Photos courtesy of Shawn and Tonya Mandel