A funny trick of elephant in National Park in Zimbabwe was photographed by Bobby Vial, a wildlife photographer.
The elephant stretched out on its hind legs, stretching its long trunk towards the tree to reach the delicious leaves. You probably never saw a scene like this. The photographer states that It was a remarkable show of strength, power, balance, and agility in its best version.
This was capable of reaching high branches, although this behavior is not typical of African elephants. As a matter of fact, this kind of behavior hints at a lack of supplies and food in the area․ That’s why elephants had to reach the leafage of the trees to get some vegetation.
This is a period where some parts of Mana Pools Park are arid. Although this powerful creature lives in absolute safety, these majestic animals were actually at risk of extinction a couple of years ago.
Back in 2011, a huge percent of African elephants were brutally killed.
By the end of 2017, this percentage dropped to four percent. Experts say this is because of a reduction of forced intersection elephant ivory.
But the situation never had drastic changes as these poor creatures still have significant threats. About ten thousand or more, fifteen thousand elephants are being killed over the year.