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Playfighting between two elephants at Kariega


Elephant interaction at Kariega Game Reserve

For the third time in a row, our featured video blog was taken by Marjolein Westerterp who spent time with us at Kariega Game Reserve in May 2013. This video features some beautiful close up footage of interaction between two Kariega elephants right in front of the safari vehicle. They begin by eyeing out the group for a few moments and then proceed to have a friendly tussle with each other.

Playfighting is common among elephants, as are other social interactions such as greeting, disciplining, celebration, threatening, accepting a challenge, bluffing, submission and mourning.

Thank you Marjolein for all three of your great videos shared with us. Again, we hope that you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to see you soon.